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Inspection of Employees’ Home Computers

In Warm Zones v Thurley and another (2014) EWHC 988 (QB), the High Court considered an application by an employer for an order for the imaging and inspection of computers belonging to ex-employees. Ms Thurley and Ms Buckley were employed … Continue reading

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Musicians not entitled to specific performance of their contracts.

In Ashworth and others v The Royal National Theatre (2014) EWHC 1176 (QB), the High Court has refused to grant an interim injunction to a group of musicians who worked on the Royal National Theatre’s production of ‘War Horse’ in … Continue reading

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Zero Hours Contracts: Saviour or Conman of the Employment Market?

A recent debate that has sprung up involves the issues revolving around the zero-hours contract; as you may well be aware, these offer no guaranteed hours or times of work, instead relying on the worker to make themselves available for … Continue reading

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Pay in Lieu of Notice: How Lucky Can You Get?

‘Mr Geys is a lucky man’, said Lord Sumption, opening his judgement in Societe Generale v Geys 2012 UKSC 63. Societe Generale (SG) wanted to terminate Mr Gey’s contract immediately, to deprive him of £6m or so of bonus he … Continue reading

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Methodist Minister was not an employee

The Supreme Court has overturned the decisions of the EAT and the Court of Appeal and held that a Methodist Minister was not an employee. She could not therefore bring an unfair dismissal claim. Ms Preston was ordained a Methodist … Continue reading

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