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Sep
17
2010

Cap on Redundancy Payments - Age Discrimination?

The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 prohibits employers from discriminating against its employees on the basis of their age.    However, discrimination can be justified where the employer can show that..

Sep
17
2010

Redundancy During Maternity Leave

Under the Maternity Regulations 1999, an employee who is on maternity leave is entitled to return to the ‘same job in which she was employed before her absence`.   If an..

Sep
17
2010

Mitigating Losses

In awarding compensatory awards in unfair dismissal cases, Tribunals will look at what efforts the employee has made to mitigate their losses and whether he or she has taken all..

Sep
13
2010

Equality Act Discrimination Questionnaires now available

Employees who suspect that their employer has discriminated against, harassed or victimised them, or believe that they have not received equal pay, can use questionnaires to ask their employer about..

Sep
10
2010

Company`s use of lap dancing clubs amounted to sex discrimination

The recent ET case of Furlong v BMC Software Ltd ET/2701283/09 is a good example of why employers should ensure employees and agents receive training regarding equal opportunities and anti..

Sep
10
2010

Who is Top Gear`s the Stig? Not Ben Collins anymore after he is allegedly sacked by the BBC

The identity of Top Gear`s masked  tame racing driver, the ‘Stig` has been one of the best kept secrets in TV history. Well until the last few weeks anyway when..

Sep
10
2010

Time off work for Eid ul-Fitr and Jewish festivals?

With Eid ul-Fitr and Jewish New Year upon us, and with more religious festivals coming up over the next few weeks, employers and employees may wonder if followers are entitled..

Sep
09
2010

Britney Spears sued for harassment by former bodyguard

Fernando Flores has accused Britney of repeatedly parading around naked and having sex in front of him.   According to court papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Spears allegedly made repeated,..

Sep
09
2010

150 hospital workers win their equal pay claims

The Newcastle Chronicle has today reported that the female workers, employed by Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at Newcastle`s Royal Victoria Infirmary, were found to have been paid significantly lower..

Sep
07
2010

ET Claims double in 2010.

In the 12 months from 1 April 2009, 236,100 workers brought claims to tribunal - up 56% from 151,000 in the previous year and three times the numbers of the..



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