This week’s Case of The Week demonstrates that what some colleagues might perceive to be office banter and ‘a bit of a laugh’ may well result in employers paying out a hefty sum in compensation. We also see how an attitude of ‘out of sight, out of mind’ can land an employer in hot water. [...]
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Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week was our monthly employment law update with features on Naga Munchetty, the British Medical Association and bearded police officers. There was also an update about PJH Law’s December Seminar (of which more later). Prior to that, our last case law update was […]
An independent report into the British Medical Association, the UK’s largest medical trade union, has described it as an old boys club that undervalues women with instances of sexism and harassment. The report was conducted by Daphne Romney QC and found that female union members and union staff alike were undervalued and ignored due to […]
Sex Discrimination News – Police Officer Received Detrimental Treatment due to not Shaving off Moustache
When sex discrimination is mentioned, most people immediately think of the discriminating conduct being against a women. Statistically this is usually true as the majority of sex discrimination claims heard before the employment tribunal are brought by women. However, there can be instances when men can be discriminated against on the grounds of their sex […]
Egbayelo v Ocado Central Services Ltd: Can an employee reject changes to the contract of employment that are negotiated by collective agreement?
Case of the Week Another Friday is upon us which means it is time for another dose of case law. Last week’s update concerned sex discrimination and legal costs. This week we have two cases for you, there is no special reason for this bumper edition other than there is a dearth of HR […]
Hello and, following a prolonged absence, welcome back to your case law update. Given your time and patience, this will hopefully resume the title of weekly case law update! Those of you with fantastic memories will recall our previous update was our April Newsletter which had features on NDAs and Injury to Feeling awards. Before that, our previous case law update concerned written terms and conditions of employment.
As always, we round off the newsletter with another light-hearted tabloid topping tale. Every month we try and bring to you the most ridiculous stories as found in the Sun and/or Daily Mail. This month’s entrant goes to a British Airways employee, Sid Ouared. Sid was dismissed from his job at British Airways, just two […]
Over the past few months we have run employment law related features on government scandals. Following the swathes of cabinet and government resignations this month, we were going to play a game of ‘Constructive dismissal, or no constructive dismissal?’ in our topical news segment this month. Would you say Boris Johnson’s implied term of trust […]
Sexual harassment has been one of the biggest employment law issues over the past 12-18 months. Following the MeToo movement, women are increasingly and rightly standing up to harassment issues both in work and day-to-day life. The Women and Equalities Commission has published its report on the issue that has made several recommendations to reduce […]
The history about the employability, mobility and equality of female employees is one that often hangs on pregnancy and maternity. Whilst it is discriminatory and illegal to treat women unfavourably due to pregnancy and/or maternity, many employers wrongly perceive female employees as an absence risk, commitment or financial risk due to the fact they might […]