Category Archives: Employment

Roos are not ‘workers’

Following the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision confirming that the Employment Tribunal had been entitled to hold that Uber drivers are workers (see previous article here), the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) has decided that Deliveroo riders are not workers.
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The Gig Economy

Depending on how exciting your usual reading material is you may have come across a lot of excitement being generated about the so-called ‘gig economy’.
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On Probation

Many employment contracts contain a probation period but what does that actually mean? From the perspective of an employment lawyer the answer under the law of England and Wales is in many cases – not a lot. There is no statutory effect whatsoever; a probation period is a purely contractual matter. It has whatever effect the parties agree it has but does not affect the statutory position between the parties.
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Protected Conversations with Employees – Is It Safe?

The issue arises because whilst discussions to settle an actual dispute can be privileged and could not be relied on in the tribunal as evidence, discussions at a stage where there is not yet a dispute are not currently protected and can be brought up at the tribunal.
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