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Employment Matters

Issue 13: April 2021

Employment Matters
Daniel Naftalin - Mishcon de Reya Post

Editor's Note

Welcome to our April 2021 edition of Employment Matters, our round up of key developments in employment law and issues that matter to employers and HR professionals.


Uber drivers are workers: Supreme Court decision

Today's unanimous landmark Supreme Court decision confirms that Uber drivers are 'workers' for employment law purposes and so are entitled to rights such as paid holiday and national minimum wage, as well as protection as whistleblowers.


No right to indefinite carry over of holiday where worker takes unpaid holiday

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has dismissed appeals by Gary Smith against judgments of the Employment Tribunal (ET) that Pimlico Plumbers (Pimlico) did not discriminate against Mr Smith and he was not entitled to any amounts in respect of holiday pay. Mishcon de Reya has represented Pimlico since the outset of this litigation in 2011.

Africa House

COVID-19: FAQs for employers

In this note, we set out the most frequently asked questions, with our answers, taking into account the latest Government advice.


Pay transparency in the modern workplace

British culture has long been reticent about openly discussing financial matters. However a new generation of millennial workers with different views and values about money and the workplace has begun to challenge this. This generational shift focuses more on a culture of inclusivity and openness and values a high degree of trust in the employer.


Restricted Shares - an alternative to LTIPs

Conventional executive long term share incentive plans (LTIPs) used by listed companies have many perceived drawbacks which has led to an increasing number of companies switching to Restricted Shares.

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