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Carl is a partner in the Employment Group at Baker McKenzie. He focuses on advising organisations on the employment aspects of financial transactions together with more general employment and litigation advice. Carl has been recommended in the Chambers legal directory as being “hailed for his rigour and interpersonal approach to assignments”, an ability to “build a rapport very quickly with clients." Carl is also recommended by Legal 500 and has been quoted as being “excellent across the board” “very thorough,” “strong on transactional matters," “staying on top of the issues” and is further quoted as being “thorough, patient and goes the extra mile.”

On 16 May 2024, the government launched a consultation concerning TUPE and European Works Councils (EWCs). There are three proposals under consultation: (1) Overturn the concept of split assignment in a TUPE transfer (where an employee’s contract of employment could be split between two transferees). (2) Confirm that TUPE only covers employees, not workers. (3) Repeal the remaining post-Brexit EWC legislation, which will likely see the end of any statutory obligations to maintain an EWC in the UK.

The EAT has decided that an employer’s liability for unlawful discrimination does not transfer under TUPE where the discriminator transfers but the victim of the discrimination does not. The position might be different though in relation to vicarious liability for negligent (rather than discriminatory) acts of an employee.

Several new employment measures have become law, dealing with redundancy protection for mothers and those returning from family leave, as well as creating new rights to carer’s and neonatal leave. There is also a new right to the allocation of tips. However, the rights might not come into force for a year or two, and some of the detail of the rights remains to be confirmed.

An employment tribunal has held that a claimant’s belief in ethical veganism that extended to taking positive action to reduce or prevent the suffering of animals, which included criminal conduct such as trespassing on private property to expose and remove suffering animals, was not a protected philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010.

It has been announced that schools in Wales and Scotland are to close from Friday, and an announcement is expected today to extend the closures to English schools as well. In the meantime, more schools and nurseries faced with staff shortages are having to close their doors to some or…

In our last alert, we set out the questions that employers might want to consider in formulating their own procedures in response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Since then, the virus has spread to over 50 countries worldwide and here, we provide answers to some of the questions employers…