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Miller Samuel Hill Brown Solicitors Blog

From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.
  Who’s who on the payroll is an ongoing challenge for employers in the run up to new payslip requirements New payslip requirements are set to come into force, requiring itemised calculations for variable rates of pay and hours worked. Alongside
In our last two blogs, we focussed on where an employer can be vicariously liable for an assault by one employee on another and the potential employment law risks which can arise from Christmas gatherings. Today we bring you the last of our “3 Wise M
Following our previous blog concerning employer’s liability for the actions of employees at a Christmas party (read here) , this week we look at other issues which may arise in respect of actions at a Christmas party (or other work social event)
We recently wrote about vicariously liability of employers in relation to a breach of data protection . Our blog this week concerns another decision on vicariously liability, but on a very different issue: an assault on a work night out. Bellman v No
Can an employer be vicariously liable for a breach of data protection duties owed by the employer to its employees where an individual employee is responsible for the breach? Yes, according to a recent decision of the Court of Appeal. In a fairly top
The Supreme Court has ruled that it was not discriminatory for a Belfast bakery run by Christians to refuse to make a cake iced with a gay rights slogan, as the refusal was based on the message and not on any particular person. The Background In 2014
A new employment right of bereavement leave for grieving  parents has been officially enshrined in law after being given the royal stamp of approval. The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, introduced following campaigns by a number of gr
 As Serena Williams continues her comeback from  maternity leave  at the U.S. Open, the debate about her treatment as a new mother returning to work rages on. Last week, the French Open announced that the much-celebrated cat-suit worn
The Swedish labour court has awarded a Muslim woman compensation after she was discriminated against in a job interview for refusing to shake hands on religious grounds. Farah Alhajeh, 24, was interviewing for a job as an interpreter at a language se
The summer of 2018 is already being compared with the long, hot scorcher of 1976. Records have been broken across the UK, and while we seem to be enjoying a brief respite – with rumours of a return of the heatwave and a 3 month long Indian Summer – w
Trans campaigners are hoping for a simpler path to legal recognition of gender change following the government’s announcement that it is reviewing the process.  Elsewhere, the High Court in England has set an important precedent on the righ
An employment tribunal has ruled that a belief in Scottish independence qualifies as a “philosophical belief” under The Equality Act 2010 and accordingly benefits from the anti-discrimination protections of the Act.