Labour & European Law Review
13 February 2019
A report just published into the ways in which working parents balance work and family life has found that many are penalised for working part time (...).
The law says that when an employer proposes to dismiss as redundant 20 or more employees at one “establishment”, they have to consult with the appropriate representatives. In Seahorse Maritime Ltd v Nautilus International, the Court of Appeal held that for a unit to constitute an establishment, a workforce just has to be assigned to it, irrespective of whether the owner of the unit is also the employer (...).
In Williams v Trustees of Swansea University Pension & Assurance Scheme and anor, the Supreme Court held that courts should not make narrow distinctions between the word “unfavourably” in section 15 of the Equality Act relating to discrimination arising from disability and analogous concepts such as “disadvantage” or “detriment” elsewhere in the Act (...).