Labour & European Law Review 13 March 2019
The government has published a consultation on proposals to tighten up the rules around non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality clauses in the employment context (...).
The requirement to carry out a task personally is usually an indicator that the person is an employee., The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held in Chatfeild-Roberts v Phillips and Universal Aunts Ltd that just because an individual is permitted to provide a substitute to cover for their days off, does not mean they cannot claim employee status (...).
The law says that when bringing a complaint about making a protected disclosure, claimants have to show that there is a disclosure of information which tends to show a breach of a legal obligation. In Ibrahim v HCA International Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that although a complaint about defamation could constitute a protected disclosure, Mr Ibrahim had not made it “in the public interest” (...).