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Sian McKinley to speak at the LSE

Sian McKinley will speak about Corporate Restructuring Law for London School of Economics on 23 June, focusing on employers’ obligations when restructuring business in UK and the impact of TUPE.
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Direct discrimination & SPL: Should employers offer enhanced Shared Parental Leave?

Direct discrimination & SPL: Should employers offer enhanced Shared Parental Leave?
Rachel Crasnow QC and Siân McKinley of Cloisters look at the recent decision of Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd (ET1800990/2016) regarding enhanced Shared Parental Pay. Overview For the first time, the employment tribunal has upheld a complaint of sex discrimination from a male employee who was refused enhanced Shared Parental Pay (SPL). While...
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‘Promoting’ restrictive covenants – the start of a new direction of travel post Egon Zehnder Ltd v Tillman

‘Promoting’ restrictive covenants – the start of a new direction of travel post Egon Zehnder Ltd v Tillman
Jacques Algazy QC and Nathaniel Caiden consider whether the case of Egon Zehnder Ltd v Tillman [2017] EWHC 1278 (Ch) marks the start of a trend whereby restrictive covenants against employees will be increasingly upheld owing to an employer’s ‘future intention’ of the employees’ progress (that is promotions and increasing seniority).     ...
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Identifying direct discrimination in “proxy cases” after R (on the application of Coll) v Secretary of State for Justice

Identifying direct discrimination in “proxy cases” after R (on the application of Coll) v Secretary of State for Justice
Dee Masters considers the recent Supreme Court decision of R (on the application of Coll) v Secretary of State for Justice [2017] UKSC 40 which was handed down on 24 May 2017.  A copy of the judgment is available here . Overview Coll is compulsory reading for discrimination lawyers. Lady Hale, who provided the leading judgment, examines the ex...
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What effect should retirement have on disciplinary process?

What effect should retirement have on disciplinary process?
Clarke v General Optical Council [2017] EWHC 521 (Admin) Patricia Hitchcock QC   The thorny issue of retirement during regulatory proceedings came before Fraser J in March by way of appeal under the Opticians Act 1989, s23. The reasoning of his careful judgment has wide application and will be of interest to other regulatory bodies, as well as...
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