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May
24
2019

Decision not to allow employee to take up overseas placement due to concerns over risk to his health not discriminatory

In the recent case of Owen v AMEC Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd and another, the Court of Appeal held that withdrawing the offer of an international placement due to concerns..

May
09
2019

Knowledge of disability - Employer’s knowledge of Claimant’s disability at appeal stage of disciplinary proceedings was relevant and should have been considered by Tribunal

In the recent case of Baldeh v Churches Housing Association of Dudley and District Ltd, the EAT allowed an appeal by a Claimant against the Tribunal’s decision to reject her..

Apr
30
2019

Menopause matters – CIPD launches new guidance to help workplaces tackle the taboo

Research from the CIPD suggests that menopause in the workplace remains mismanaged and shrouded in silence, despite impacting an increasing number of employees. The NHS states that the average age..

Apr
26
2019

Gender Pay Gap: Study reveals that men are more likely to ask for a pay rise than women

A survey conducted by CV-Library on 1,200 UK workers has revealed that 64% of men were comfortable asking for a pay rise, compared to just 43% of women. On..

Apr
12
2019

Updated Vento Bands

The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales and Scotland have updated the Vento bands used for calculating awards for injury to feelings in Employment Tribunal claims...

Apr
05
2019

Recommendation in employer’s policy likely to be a reasonable adjustment

In Linsley v Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Custom, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has given guidance on how a Tribunal should approach the issue of reasonableness in cases..

Mar
28
2019

Bias, without a non-discriminatory reason, amounted to discrimination

Tywyn Primary School v Aplin concerned a gay primary school Head Teacher who had sexual relations with two 17-year-old males he had met on Grindr...

Mar
28
2019

Like for like comparison required when relying on a hypothetical comparator

In Sutton Oak Church of England School v Whitaker, the employee was a gay male teacher. He was found in a classroom alone with, and offering sweets to, a male..

Mar
06
2019

Email to inaccessible work address during maternity leave was unfavourable treatment

In SW Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust v Jackson, the Claimant was involved in a redundancy exercise whilst on maternity leave. ..

Mar
01
2019

No discrimination at strictly religious nursery

The number of people who identify with a religion or belief is growing faster than you might think. ..



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