Friday, September 29, 2023

HRizon employment law newsletter - Lexology

Welcome to our May HRizon employment law newsletter

We consider amendments to the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill calling off what had been dubbed the ‘bonfire’ of employment rights, and proposals to reform holidays / holiday pay, working time record keeping obligations and the TUPE consultation rules.

We explore a recent Supreme Court decision on vicarious liability for individuals working in relationships ‘akin to employment’, an important EAT decision concerning joint employment and highlight other HR news from the last month.

Recent Employment cases

Vicarious liability: relationships ‘akin to employment’?

The Supreme Court has held that a religious organisation was not vicariously liable for a rape committed by one of its ‘elders’ on a member of its congregation. Although the relationship between the elder and the organisation was ‘akin to employment’, the rape was not sufficiently closely connected with the acts the elder was authorised to do and there was no convincing justification to hold the organisation vicariously liable. Read more

Employment status: was a worker employed jointly by two employers?

In an important decision, with leaves great uncertainty about the possibility of joint employment, the EAT has held that it was not possible for a firefighter to be employed jointly by both the fire brigade and the trade union. Read more

Employment and HR news

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill: government calls off ‘bonfire’ of employment...

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