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Spousal pensions: SC overturns inequality for same sex couple

Tamar Burton considers, in this blog, the judgment in the Supreme Court case of Walker v Innospec Limited and others [2017] UKSC 47 which was handed down on 12 July 2017.  The case concerns equal access to a spousal pension for a gay man. The issue for the Court was whether paragraph 18 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 is incompatible wi...
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Court of Appeal considers the public interest test for protected disclosures

Sheryn Omeri considers the new judgment of Chesterton Global Limited v Nurmohamed, a recent whistleblowing case, in this blog. While much judicial ink has been spilled concerning just about every other aspect of the provisions of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (‘ERA’) which provide protection to whistleblowers, the requirement that a worker “reason...
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