Legal Alert - September 2016
A monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.
- Case law: Uncertainty whether employers banning hijab at work are discriminating on grounds of religious belief
- Case law: Employers may be able to show that statistics implying discrimination are due to non-discriminatory factors
- Case law: Employer may have to make reasonable adjustment for disabled employee even if there's only a possibility it will help
- Case law: Trade mark registration can be declared invalid if description of mark is unclear
- Case law: Reduced notice period removing chance of suitable alternative employment can make dismissal unfair
- Case law: Dismissal after employee's non-attendance at disciplinary hearing not justified unless employer reasonably concludes employee's attendance would be futile
- Case law: Agent selling software licences for a principal was entitled to compensation on termination of agency, because software is 'goods'
- Case law: Contract may be 'unravelled' if entered into following a fraudulent misrepresentation by one party
- Case law: Uncertainty whether shares with no dividend rights mean no entrepreneurs' relief tax saving
- Case law: Repudiatory breach of contract may mean contract ends automatically, with no option to continue it
- Case law: Agency client's terms agreed with agency worker meant the worker could bring whistleblowing claim against the client
- Case law: Court rules secret recording can be used in evidence, but advises caution
Disclaimer: These articles from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.