Article 11: Right to strike and insecure workers – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Two different bodies in the last week have reflected on issues concerning the fundamental imbalance in the employment relationship.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd April 2014

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JAC seeks first part-time High Court judge – Litigation Futures

“The first part-time High Court judge could start sitting next year after the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) launched a competition that allows candidates to work under flexible arrangements.”

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Litigation Futures, 15th October 2013

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Legal challenge to zero hours contracts launched against Sports Direct – The Independent

“A legal challenge is being brought against retail giant Sports Direct over the use of zero hours contracts among its staff.”

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The Independent, 7th August 2013

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Part-time partners: why the legal profession is changing – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2013 in law firms, legal profession, news, part-time work, partnerships, women by sally

“Only 9.4% of equity partners in law firms are women, despite equal numbers of men and women entering the profession.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2013

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Verma v Barts and The London NHS Trust (NHS Employers intervening) – WLR Daily

Verma v Barts and The London NHS Trust (NHS Employers intervening) [2013] UKSC 20; [2013] WLR (D) 152

“Where a part-time locum doctor, as a step towards achieving a consultant’s post, took a one-year full time training post at a lower rate of pay but under the relevant NHS terms and conditions was entitled to pay protection, that entitlement was not limited to preserving her previous annual earnings but required her employer to pay all her new full-time hours at an hourly-rate equivalent to her previous part-time work.”

WLR Daily, 24th April 2013

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Barts and the London NHS Trust (Respondent) v Verma (Appellant) – Supreme Court

Barts and the London NHS Trust (Respondent) v Verma (Appellant) [2013] UKSC 20 | UKSC 2011/0246 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 24th April 2013

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Part-time judges to get up to £2 billion in public pensions – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2013 in judiciary, news, part-time work, pensions by sally

“Thousands of part-time judges will be entitled to a public-sector pension for the first time at a cost of up to £2 billion following a ruling by fellow judges in the highest court in the land.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th February 2013

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Ministry of Justice (formerly Department of Constitutional Affairs) v O’Brien – WLR Daily

Posted February 11th, 2013 in EC law, judiciary, news, part-time work, pensions by sally

Ministry of Justice (formerly Department of Constitutional Affairs) v O’Brien [2013] UKSC 6; [2013] WLR (D) 47

“A part-time fee-paid judge was a worker under European Union law and had a right not to be treated in a less favourable manner than comparable full-time workers. The denial of retirement pensions to part-judges when full-time judges were granted pensions was less favourable treatment for which there was no objective justification. Accordingly, on the basic principle of remunerating part-time workers pro rata temporis, a recorder was entitled to a pension on terms equivalent to those applicable to a circuit judge.”

WLR Daily, 6th February 2013

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O’Brien (Appellant) v Ministry of Justice (Formerly the Department for Constitutional Affairs) (Respondents) – Supreme Court

O’Brien (Appellant) v Ministry of Justice (Formerly the Department for Constitutional Affairs) (Respondents) [2013] UKSC 6 | UKSC 2012/0168 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 6th February 2013

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MoJ told to deliver fight plan in Supreme Court battle over judicial pensions – The Lawyer

Posted July 16th, 2012 in employment, judiciary, news, part-time work, pensions, Supreme Court by sally

“The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) must devise a successful objective justification defence if it is to defeat a discrimination claim being pursued against it by a part-time judge, the Supreme Court has said.”

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The Lawyer, 13th July 2012

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Employment: ECJ Considers Definition of “Workers” – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted March 19th, 2012 in EC law, employment, judiciary, news, part-time work, pensions by sally

“Morayo Fagborun Bennett says the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) decision in O’Brien v Ministry of Justice ‘sweeps away’ many of the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) justifications for distinguishing between part-time and full-time judges. ‘The MoJ is going to have to think hard how it handles the case when it comes back to the Supreme Court,’ she says. ‘It doesn’t lend itself to any easy settlement and there are thousands eagerly awaiting the outcome.'”

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Hardwick Chambers, 14th March 2012

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O’Brien v Ministry of Justice – WLR Daily

O’Brien v Ministry of Justice (Case C-393/10); [2012] WLR (D) 58

“It was for the member states to define the concept of ‘workers who have an employment contract or an employment relationship’ within the meaning of clause 2.1 of the Framework Agreement on part-time work, provided that this did not lead to arbitrary exclusion from protection offered by Directive 97/81/EC.”

WLR Daily, 1st March 2012

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New right to ‘flexitime’ for 4.5 million parents – The Independent

Posted July 23rd, 2008 in flexible working, news, part-time work by sally

“The government is to encourage more fathers to work part time or flexible hours so that they can spend more time with their children.”

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The Independent, 23rd July 2008

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Men urged to make use of new flexible working rights – The Times

Posted May 16th, 2008 in flexible working, news, part-time work by sally

“Fathers have been urged to make use of new rights to work part-time when the Government extends the law on flexible employment in April.”

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The Times, 16th May 2008

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