Five things we learnt in employment law this week (16 March 2018)

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James Rhodes, Partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP.

  1. The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by a former head teacher who was dismissed for misconduct, on the basis that she did not disclose her close personal relationship with a person convicted of making indecent images of children. In so doing, the Court queried whether the Burchell test is correct. (Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council).

2. Holiday pay for term time workers should not be capped at 12.07% of pay under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (Brazel v The Harper Trust).

3. An employee’s strong belief that he may have a disability will not in itself mean that the employer should be regarded as knowing of his disability (Toy v Chief Constable of Leicestershire).

4. According to new figures, single ET claims have increased by 90% since the abolition of fees.

5. It has been reported that Prince Philip (Matt Smith) earned more than the Queen (Claire Foy) for Netflix’s The Crown.

James Rhodes
James Rhodes is an employment partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP (

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