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Employment

Causation in Discrimination and Victimisation Claims

In this article, Heyma Holmes reviews the case of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) v Bailey, a Court of Appeal case which concerned a police officer who claimed direct race discrimination and victimisation. The question asked of the court was “when an employee suffers a detriment which is inextricably linked to a protected act, is that detriment done because of the protected act?”

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Employment

You snooze you (may) lose: Guidance on “on-call” shifts for national minimum wage purposes

This article considers recent EAT guidance in three combined appeals of Focus Care Agency Ltd v Roberts, Frudd v The Partington Group Ltd and Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake in respect of "sleep-in" shifts for national minimum wage purposes. There have been a number of cases dealing with working time and on-call time. The appeals in these cases however explored the question: are employees entitled to the national minimum wage whilst on call or sleeping at work?

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