Motor Trade Legal News
Coronavirus UPDATE Unlocking and ‘Freedom Day’
With the success of the vaccination scheme in all home nations, Governments in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are looking to open up the economy and getting back to normal.
EAT Ruling: ‘Gender-critical’ beliefs are protected under equality law
You may recall from the news when the Harry Potter author, JK Rowling, spoke out in support a woman who lost her employment tribunal claim over her gender-critical views. The Employment Appeal Tribunal has now overturned that decision. Here, we take a look at the case, which highlights to members the fine balancing act involved in the need to accommodate those with gender-critical beliefs, and continuing to ensure that the workplace remains a safe place for trans persons.
Holiday Pay: Supreme Court to decide whether a gap of three months breaks the chain in a backdated claim
The Employment Rights Act 1996 provides that, any tribunal claim for unpaid holiday pay generally needs to be brought within three-months of when the payment became due, unless the underpayment forms part of a ‘series of deductions.’ If a series exists, then a claim can be made for all of the underpayments in the series, and the three-month time limit begins to run from the last underpayment. There is, however, no statutory definition of what amounts to a ‘series’ of deductions.
Distance Selling Exiting Lockdown
“As a vehicle sales business I’m looking forward to opening up again. When can I open up what will happen regarding distance sales, and how can I avoid them if I want to?”
Former Pimlico Plumbers worker not entitled to backdated holiday pay
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld the findings of the employment tribunal in Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Ltd. The case focused on whether the claimant was entitled to carry over annual leave entitlements from year to year, and whether his claim to the tribunal was lodged within the time limit.