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Uber drivers are workers, confirms Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed Uber’s final appeal, finding that Uber drivers are considered as workers. Uber was appealing the earlier decisions of the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal, arguing that its drivers should be…

Can a Judge be a whistleblower?

Yes, says the Supreme Court in the case of Gilham v Ministry of Justice [2019] UKSC 44. What is a whistleblower? A whistleblower is a worker who discloses wrongdoing. Whistleblowing is when a worker raises concerns about practices occurring in the workplace.…

Egon Zehnder case

How to make non-compete clauses enforceable We regularly advise employers and employees on the enforceability of restrictive covenants following the end of the employment relationship. The  Supreme Court in the case of Tillman v Egon Zehnder has confirmed the principle that it…

Mental health law briefing 256 – DoLS guidance / Conditional discharge

The Mental Health Caseworkers Section of HM Prison and Probation Service has recently produced guidance on ‘Discharge conditions that amount to a deprivation of liberty.’ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/discharge-conditions-that-amount-to-a-deprivation-of-liberty This refers to the recommendation in the independent review of the MHA published on 6 December 2018…