Key compliance round-up: things you may have missed last month.
PricewaterhouseCoopers lost a sex discrimination case against an employee, Erik Pietzka, who wanted to work flexibly but had his request rejected. The employment tribunal heard that the employee who dealt with Pietzka’s application was of the belief that flexible working hours for family purposes were more suited to female workers than male workers.
A number of actors who worked under a profit-sharing arrangement have been denied the right to be paid the national minimum wage. The Employment Appeal Tribunal rejected the original judgment because it failed to apply the correct legal test to see whether the employed actors were defined as ‘workers’.