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Court of Appeal in Mencap: The end of minimum wage for sleep-ins when asleep?

Nathaniel Caiden considers today’s Court of Appeal judgment in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad in which Caspar Glyn QC and Chesca Lord appeared for Mr Shannon. The Court of Appeal in   Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad   [2018] EWCA Civ 1641were concerned with the issue of whethe...
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Trafficking victim awarded High Court damages in minimum wage and harassment claims

Anna Beale represented the claimant, Ms Ajayi, a migrant domestic worker, in this unusual High Court claim brought against her former employers, Mr and Mrs Abu, for payment of the minimum wage, harassment, breach of contract and personal injury. In August 2017, the court found that the “family worker” exemption to the requirement to pay the minimum...
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Algorithms, apps & artificial intelligence 2: Can data protection laws be used to challenge discriminatory tech?

New paper from Cloisters’ Robin Allen QC and Dee Masters examining discriminatory technology. In our first piece , which we initially published in November 2017, we explored the interplay between technology and the Equality Act 2010 (‘ EA 2010 ’) concluding that algorithms, apps and artificial intelligence (‘ AI ’) have the potential to give rise t...
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Assisted suicide, Conway and the Human Rights Act

Catriona Stirling considers the Court of Appeal’s judgment yesterday in R (Conway) v Secretary of State of Justice. Cloisters’ Catherine Casserley was intervening on behalf of Not Dead Yet UK. The Court of Appeal yesterday handed down its judgment in the case of R(Conway) v Secretary of State for Justice , the latest in a long line of challenges br...
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Whistleblowing. In tune again.

The Court of Appeal’s Judgment in Kilraine v London Borough of Wandsworth [2018] EWCA Civ 1436 is considered by Adam Ohringer . To benefit from whistleblower protections, a worker must first show that she made a ‘disclosure qualifying for protection’ under s.43B of the Employment Rights Act 1996.  Until 25 June 2013 it was sufficient to show t...
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