• The EAT holds that an employee’s tendency to steal was a manifestation of his disability, meaning that his condition excluded him from the definition of disability and so his discriminatory dismissal claim failed.
• An ET is to decide whether veganism is a “philosophical belief” under the Equality Act 2010 in a claim being brought by an ex-employee who alleges the League Against Cruel Sports discriminated against him.
• The Department for Work and Pensions in collaboration with the CIPD have published a practical guide for line managers on recruiting, managing and developing people with a disability or health condition.
• The CBI launches its Front of Mind report, a good practice guide for mental health, setting out the business case for employers to act in three key areas of good practice to improve wellbeing in the workplace.
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