• July 2016

    In McTigue v University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, the EAT has clarified the circumstances in which an agency worker can claim whistleblowing protection against an end-user by virtue of the extended definition of ‘worker’ in S.43K of the Employment Rights Act 1996. Among other things, the EAT held that the fact that the individual[…]

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    In Bougnaoui and anor v Micropole SA, Advocate General Sharpston has given the opinion that an employee’s dismissal for wearing an Islamic headscarf at work, in breach of a direct instruction, was directly discriminatory, and could not be defended on the ground of ‘genuine and determining occupational requirement’ under Article 4(1) of the EU Equal[…]

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