• The Court of Appeal hold that discrimination occurred where a disabled teacher was dismissed for showing an inappropriate film even though the employer did not recognise that the misconduct arose as a consequence of his disability.
• The Equalities Office has published guidance on dress codes and sex discrimination setting out how the law might apply where an employer requires female staff to wear, for instance, high heels, make-up, etc.
• The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2018 will come into force on 6th April 2019 conferring the right to an itemised pay statement upon all ‘workers’.
• Wales TUC has published ‘The menopause: a workplace issue – a toolkit for trade unionists’ to help reps work with employers to address the negative impacts the menopause can have on working life.
In a judgment handed down on Tuesday 19th January, SMB won a claim to recover the domain name blackjack.com on behalf of our client, Hanger Holdings.Read more
SMB’s Music department has launched a partnership with The BRIT School, the UK’s first and leading free performing and creative arts school, who are responsible… Read more
SMB’s Media Team have advised FAE Film and Television Limited on the production and financing of new film Save The Cinema for Sky Cinema.Read more