Unfavourable Treatment and section 15 Equality Act 2010 – Local Government Lawyer

‘Peter Doughty unpacks the decision in Michael Cowie and Others v Scottish Fire and Rescue Service [2022] EAT 121, which involved a Special Leave scheme set up during the pandemic.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th September 2022

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Full leave And Full Pay for Every Worker: Harpur Trust v Brazel – Old Square Chambers

Posted August 16th, 2022 in casual workers, holiday pay, holidays, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The entitlement to 5.6 weeks’ paid annual leave in the Working Time Regulations (WTR) is fairly straightforward to operate for full-time employees, working five days a week and paid a fixed salary. The employer just needs to let them take five weeks and three days off work, and carry on paying them their salary. Ever since the seminal judgment of the CJEU in BECTU we have known that the right in the parent Directive applies to all workers, without exception, from day one. But what does a right, expressed in weeks, mean for those, often misleadingly referred to as ‘atypical’ workers, who work only some days a week, only some weeks of the year or under a zero hours contract? What is the link, if any, between the time or hours worked and the period of annual rest?’

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Old Square Chambers, 20th July 2022

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Clarity for Irregular Workers: Paid Annual Leave Accrual in the Supreme Court – Littleton Chambers

Posted August 16th, 2022 in casual workers, holiday pay, holidays, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Joel Wallace provides a review of the recent Supreme Court decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel [2022] UKSC 21. A copy of the judgment can be found here. Topics include: annual leave entitlement, annual leave pay, zero-hour contracts, gig workers and irregular workers.’

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Littleton Chambers, 28th July 2022

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Court of Appeal to consider appeal from council over whether cost of holidays and recreation for people with care needs can fall to be met under Care Act 2014 – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 15th, 2022 in appeals, benefits, disabled persons, holidays, local government, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal will this week (16 June) will this week consider the role of local authorities, under the Care Act 2014, in respect of facilitating holidays and recreation for people with care needs.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th June 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Warwickshire fraudster jailed over fake Covid certificates – BBC News

Posted May 18th, 2022 in coronavirus, fraud, holidays, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A fraudster who conned holidaymakers into paying for fake Covid-19 certificates has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 17th May 2022

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Does the platinum jubilee bank holiday entitle a contractor to an extension of time? – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted May 6th, 2022 in construction industry, contracts, holidays, news by tracey

‘An additional bank holiday has been created in the UK this year to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Does this entitle a contractor to claim an extension of time? A client recently asked this question in the context of a project using the JCT Design and Build Contract 2016. It certainly throws up a number of issues.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 4th May 2022

Source: constructionblog.practicallaw.com

Easter Break

Posted April 14th, 2022 in holidays, news by tracey

There will be no posts over the Easter period. We will resume posting on 19th April 2022

Firm to pay £26,500 to worker sacked for not coming in on Jewish holiday – Law Society’s Gazette

‘An employment tribunal has ordered that a firm pay around £26,500 to a Jewish employee sacked after he did not come to work on Passover.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th March 2022

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Briton gets high court go-ahead to sue Interpol chief over torture claim – The Guardian

‘A British football fan who claims he was tortured and falsely imprisoned in the United Arab Emirates in 2019 while on holiday there to watch Asian Cup matches is suing the new head of Interpol.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2022

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Christmas Break

Posted December 21st, 2021 in holidays, news by sally

There will be no posts during the Inner Temple Library’s Christmas closure period which starts at 2pm on 21st December. We will resume posting on 4th January 2022.

Happy Christmas and thanks for reading!

Legal challenge to hotel quarantine policy goes to Court of Appeal – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2021 in appeals, coronavirus, government departments, health, holidays, hotels, judicial review, news by michael

‘A legal challenge to the Government’s mandatory quarantine hotel policy is to be taken to the Court of Appeal.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2021

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CMA launches court action against Teletext Holidays – gov.uk

Posted October 19th, 2021 in consumer protection, coronavirus, holidays, news, repayment, undertakings by tracey

‘The CMA has today launched court action against Teletext Holidays over inadequate progress on refunds to package holiday customers.’

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gov.uk, 18th October 2021

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Claimant loses in Court of Appeal despite defendant offering no evidence – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Court of Appeal has found – albeit by a majority verdict – in favour of a defendant who offered no evidence to support their case and did not cross-examine the claimant’s instructed expert. The ruling on uncontroverted evidence in Griffiths v Tui will be a blow for personal injury firms with hundreds of holiday sickness claims waiting on the result.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th October 2021

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Calls for employment law change as parents routinely forced to use holiday leave to look after sick children – The Independent

Posted October 8th, 2021 in children, employment, families, holidays, news, sick leave by tracey

‘Parents are being forced to use holiday leave to look after their children when they get sick, a new study has found.’

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The Independent, 7th October 2021

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Covid: Legal action begins over quarantine hotel rules – BBC News

Posted September 13th, 2021 in coronavirus, government departments, holidays, hotels, judicial review, law firms, news by tracey

‘A law firm representing travellers is taking the government to court over the UK’s quarantine hotel policy.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2021

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Covid: Watchdog to immediately investigate Covid PCR test cost – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2021 in competition, consumer protection, coronavirus, holidays, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘The competition watchdog has said it will investigate the price of PCR Covid tests “immediately”. The health secretary had called for a review into “excessive” pricing and “exploitative practices” among test providers.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2021

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Getting everything you bargained for: X v Kuoni Travel Limited [2021] UKSC 34 determines the scope of ‘holiday arrangements’ in Package Travel claims – Devereux Chambers

‘In an important case for package travel claims, the Supreme Court has clarified that a broad approach should be taken to determining the scope of the services provided under a package holiday contract. The tour operator is liable for the performance of ancillary services which are necessary to provide a holiday of the required standard.’

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Devereux Chambers, 3rd August 2021

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Supreme Court backs raped tourist in blow to travel industry – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in contracts, EC law, holidays, hotels, news, rape, Supreme Court by sally

‘A British woman who was sexually assaulted by a hotel worker on a package holiday has won her Supreme Court appeal, in a judgment of “major importance to the travel industry”.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 30th July 2021

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New Judgment: X v Kuoni Travel Ltd [2021] UKSC 34 – UKSC Blog

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in contracts, EC law, holidays, hotels, news, rape, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court unanimously allowed this appeal concerning whether a hotel employee working for the respondent was in breach of contract after having raped and assaulted the defendant, and/or gave rise to liability under the Contract and the Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 (“the Regulations”).’

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UKSC Blog, 30th July 2021

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What Are The Rights-Based Implications Of Vaccine Passports? – Each Other

Posted June 23rd, 2021 in coronavirus, equality, holidays, human rights, news, passports, vaccination by sally

‘Following news that 15 EU countries are issuing Covid-19 vaccine passports for travel, the debate over whether vaccine passports are fair is growing.’

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Each Other, 21st June 2021

Source: eachother.org.uk