Month: March 2013

Post-employment Victimisation: Rowstock Ltd and Another v Jessemey

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld a tribunal’s decision that post-employment victimisation is not unlawful under section 108 of the Equality Act 2010. Mr Jessemey was dismissed by his employers and brought a claim against them for unfair dismissal and age discrimination. Shortly after filing the claim, Mr Jessemey requested a reference from his former …   Read more

Proposed Changes to TUPE

On 17 January 2013 the Government published its consultation on proposed changes to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE). The Government proposes that the resulting framework should not go beyond the minimum requirements of the European Acquired Rights Directive (ARD), without unnecessary gold-plating. The consultation document is available from the BIS …   Read more

Buyback of Shares by Companies to be Made Easier

Last month the Government published a response to its consultation on the Nuttall Review, which considered the benefits of and barriers to employee owned companies. The Government now plans to amend the Companies Act 2006 to encourage companies to issue shares to employees and make it easier for companies to buy back shares when an …   Read more

New York Court Dismisses Privacy Claim Against Rapper: Lindsay Lohan v Pitbull

Actress Lindsay Lohan’s lawsuit against rapper Pitbull has been dismissed by a New York court following a motion by the rapper’s attorneys to dismiss the complaint. Lohan commenced her action against Pitbull in 2011 after her name was used in his hit song “Give Me Everything” in the line: “So, I’m tiptoein’, to keep flowin’ …   Read more

ASA Ruling on Misleading ‘VIP Trip’ Promotion: Red Bull Company

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint by the winner of a Red Bull competition after finding that the promotion was not administered properly and the description of the prize as “VIP” was misleading. The promotion stated “WIN A VIP TRIP TO WATCH THE BELGIUM GRAND PRIX … To celebrate the up-coming Belgium Grand …   Read more