Five things we learnt in employment law this week (28 July)

  1. Agency workers can claim whistleblowing protection against end-users under s43K Employment Rights Act 1996 (McTigue v University Hospital Bristol NHS FT)
James Rhodes, DAC Beachcroft.
James Rhodes, DAC Beachcroft.

2. It is open to a Tribunal to find that a claimant was not dismissed (following a successful appeal) even where the claimant was dissatisfied with the basis of the reinstatement and where the respondent had previously conceded that there was a dismissal (Folkestone Nursing Home Ltd v Patel).

3. A group of Uber drivers are challenging their employment status in a claim for holiday and sick pay.

4. A number of employer groups have appealed for the government to delay introduction of the apprenticeship levy for at least a year, following the EU referendum result.

5. According to an analysis by the TUC, UK wages fell more than 10% between 2007 and 2015.

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