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Nov
14
2019

Changing reasonable adjustments could be discriminatory

Employers should be aware that changing or removing adjustments for a disabled employee could amount to a failure to make reasonable adjustments, even if they are replaced with other adjustments...

Nov
08
2019

Capita not liable to compensate for employee’s racist comments

Employers can be held legally responsible (vicariously liable) for the discriminatory actions of their employees which have taken place in the course of employment. To avoid being held liable, an..

Oct
25
2019

Belief in sanctity of copyright not a philosophical belief

In the recent case of Gray v Mulberry Company (Design) Ltd, the Court of Appeal has dismissed an employee's claim that her belief in "the statutory human or moral right..

Oct
24
2019

Christian doctor dismissed for refusal to use preferred pronouns for transgender individuals loses in the Employment Tribunal

In the case of Mackereth v The Department for Work and Pensions and another, the Claimant was a doctor who refused to use transgender individuals’ preferred pronouns and titles as..

Oct
04
2019

A female manager who massaged a male employee’s shoulders was not found to have committed sexual harassment or harassment related to sex

In the current age of the #MeToo movement, one would assume that any form of unwanted physical contact between a manager and a junior employee could count as harassment...

Sep
27
2019

Vegetarianism not a protected belief

In Conisbee v Crossley Farms Ltd, the Claimant alleged he was bullied by colleagues because of his vegetarianism and argued it amounted to a protected ‘belief’ under the Equality Act...

Sep
10
2019

Assessment of whether disability is long-term

A claimant will be disabled, under the Equality Act 2010, if they have a mental or physical impairment and that impairment has a substantial and long term adverse effect on..

Sep
06
2019

EAT confirms: injury to feelings compensation is based on impact on claimant

In Komeng v Creative Support, the EAT has confirmed that when calculating an injury to feelings award, the tribunal’s focus should be on the actual injury suffered by the Claimant..

Aug
30
2019

“Poor taste” humour held as sexual harassment

A pub manager who was the subject of “poor taste humour” has won her case of sexual harassment in the Sheffield tribunal. ..

Aug
23
2019

No way around the Equality Act 2010 for disability claims against employers

This week, in Britliff v Birmingham City Council the Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that individuals cannot bring claims against their employer in UK courts and tribunals for breaches..



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