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Court: Employment Appeal Tribunal

Employment Appeal Tribunal dismisses National Minimum Wage appeal

Mrs J Frudd and Mr I Frudd v Paddington Group Ltd EA-2019-000725-RN

The Claimants, husband and wife, worked as receptionist and warden at a caravan site operated by the Respondent, where they were also required to reside. As well as having regular working hours, they were required to be “on call” on certain days from the evening until 8am the next day. Whilst their contracts provided for emergency callout payments during […]

EAT hands down important judgment about judicial notice and women’s childcare responsibilities

Dobson v Cumbria Partnership NHS [2021] UKEAT/0220/19/LA(V)

The Employment Appeals Tribunal has handed down its judgment in Dobson v Cumbria Partnership NHS [2021] UKEAT/0220/19/LA(V). The Appellant was a community nurse who worked fixed days each week. The Respondent Trust sought to change her hours so that she would have to work different days each week, including working at weekends. The Appellant was dismissed […]

Fitness to Practice Committee Panel Member was a worker

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Somerville UKEAT/0258/20/RN

The EAT held that mutuality of obligations, in the sense of an obligation to accept and perform some minimum amount of work, is not a prerequisite for worker status. Accordingly, the EAT upheld the ET’s finding that Mr Somerville, a panel member chair of its Fitness to Practice Committee, was a worker within the meaning of […]

Private Equity Fund loses claim to privacy over racism, fraud and anti-Semitism claims

Queensgate Investments LLP and Ors v Millet UKEAT/0256/20/RN

Queensgate LLP, a private equity fund, have lost a bid to keep claims of racism, fraud and anti-Semitism private. A former executive at the fund, Jonathan Millet, claimed that the fund’s chief executive misled investors and lenders and also raised allegations of harassment in the office.  Mr Millet claimed that he had been dismissed for […]

Employment Appeal Tribunal refuses bias and jurisdiction appeals

Lyfar-Cisse v Brighton And Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust [2020] UKEAT 0100_19_2810

The appellant is a clinical biochemist who was employed by the respondent Trust from 1985 until her dismissal in June 2017. In February 2017 she presented a claim form to the Employment Tribunal (ET) alleging direct discrimination on the ground of race and victimisation. These claims were heard by the ET and judgment handed down […]