The recent, well publicised High Court case involving Gordon Ramsay, his agent (and father in law Chris Hutcheson) and an automatic signature machine illustrates that an agent may bind his principal to an agreement by use of a signature machine, provided the agent has the appropriate authority to use the machine. The court held that
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A recent EAT case involving, yet again, a local authority illustrates how easy it is to go wrong when deciding which employees transfer on a service provision change, particularly when dealing with managerial employees who may be involved in both servicing the client and running the business. The EAT held that an employment tribunal erred
A decision in the First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber: Information Rights) provides a reminder to businesses that they are legally obliged to check the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) before calling individuals, without their consent, for direct marketing purposes. The tribunal upheld a monetary penalty notice for £50,000 made against a UPVC window company for failure
The use of social media is fast expanding in the workplace. While an employer may legitimately restrict an employee's freedom of expression at work, or in a work-related context, whether that restriction can extend to personal, out-of-work, activities will depend on the circumstances of each case. In the recent ‘Game Retail’ case the Employment Appeal