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Following growing public concern and an aim to increase awareness of the issue, Oxfam recently released its second yearly ranking of supermarkets and their approach to human rights within their supply chain.


Picketing is traditionally thought of as a form of protest in which people usually congregate outside a place of work in order to exert pressure on the employer by persuading others not to do business with the employer until a resolution has been met.


The Supreme Court has recently considered the law relating to the severance of wording within restrictive covenants in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd [2019] UKSC 32.


DAVIES AngharadWelcome to June's In Brief employment law update.

To help you keep quickly up to date with employment law, we summarise the key developments arising from cases, legislation and consultations for this month.


COLEMAN Connie 3x3MARSH Steph 3x3The Northern Irish Court of Appeal has decided that, contrary to a previous English decision, employers cannot rely on a gap of 3 months to break a series of deductions with the result that it makes it easier for employees to bring historic holiday pay claims. Although the decision is only persuasive it could open the door for a similar claim in the English and Welsh courts and this finding could have significant cost implications for employers. Connie Coleman and Steph Marsh summarise the case and the key points to take away.


COLEMAN Connie 3x3The government has recently introduced changes to the way in which apprenticeship funding works. Connie Coleman, associate in the employment team provides further details. 


COLEMAN Connie 3x3Welcome to June's In Brief employment law update.

To help you keep quickly up to date with employment law, we summarise the key developments arising from cases, legislation and consultations for this month.


SLY Megan 3x3LAU Kevin 3x3On the back of the #metoo movement, the widespread use of confidentiality provisions within settlement agreements (more commonly known as Non-Disclosure Agreements ("NDAs")) by employers to settle potential discrimination and harassment claims has been brought into focus. Megan Sly and Kevin Lau provide further insight.


SLY Megan 3x3MORGAN Shelley 3x3Since the Supreme Court's decision in R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor [2017] UKSC 51 confirmed that the tribunal fees order introduced in July 2013 was unlawful, the government has been making payments to refund those who have paid employment tribunal fees.


MORGAN Shelley 3x3The Court of Appeal has confirmed that it is not discriminatory to pay men on shared parental leave less than an enhanced rate of maternity pay paid to women on maternity leave (ML). In this article, Shelley Morgan, senior associate, looks at the case and highlights the key points to take away.


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