Employment Tribunal Allows Claim for Indirect Associative Discrimination Hello and welcome back to our case of the week blog. This week’s case looks at a landmark employment tribunal decision to uphold a claim for indirect associative discrimination. What is indirect associative discrimination? It helps to rehearse the basics of discrimination law. Direct discrimination is where [...]
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. [...]
This week, we’re looking at whistleblowing in the context of the Tavistock and Portman NHS trust – mostly known for its Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), which aims to assist those experiencing gender dysphoria. Lately, the GIDS has been fraught with bad publicity. In 2019, one of its board members – a senior psychiatrist – [...]
This week's case of the week asks the question: Can an employee who settles his tribunal claim by COT3 then bring another claim in the county court? Yes, says the high court. The Facts The Claimant was a customer adviser working in an office. Following accusations of disability discrimination and failure to make reasonable adjustments, [...]
Age Based Jibe Lands Magazine Company in Hot Water This week we look at a case involving age discrimination and constructive dismissal. A 62-year-old grandmother has lost an age discrimination case against her former employer, Stag Productions Ltd. The Respondent is a magazine company. It published an article reviewing the new Renault Kadjar. The article [...]
We've had some great feedback from one of Sam's clients this week who said: "Thank you for time and effort and believing in me and winning case together with me for justice ! I’m proud and lucky that you all as a team accepted me and my case and believed in me. I am grateful [...]
Hello and welcome to this week’s case of the week. This week, we will be looking at whether a company policy that requires employees to remove their hijabs is discriminatory. This is an EU law case. We are no longer in the EU, so this law is no longer binding in our courts, but nevertheless [...]
Hello and welcome to our case of the week. Last week we looked at whistleblowing and the burden of proof, this week we look at unfair dismissal and procedural unfairness in the context of a BLM quip. Facts Mrs. Cunnington worked at a Sainsbury’s store in Birmingham. One morning shift, at the height of the [...]
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Hello and welcome to this week’s case of the week, last week we looked at a case involving indirect discrimination. This week's case looks at whistleblowing and the burden of proof. Facts Ms. Fairhall was a senior nurse with almost 40 years’ experience in the NHS. In 2015, she became concerned about a number of [...]
Forstater v Centre for Global Development (EAT) Hello and welcome to our case of the week blog. This week’s case has been all over the news. It raises some interesting legal and ethical questions. We covered it a few weeks ago (at the time of its hearing at Tribunal level). The EAT has now delivered [...]
Section 15 of the Equality Act 2010 outlaws unfavourable treatment because of ‘something’ that arises in consequence of an individual’s disability. This is funny wording that isn’t immediately clear. Its purpose is to protect individuals who have not obviously been discriminated against because of a disability but have suffered unfavourable treatment because of something [...]
Those employers who are providing staff with face masks during the pandemic should note that it has come to this firm’s attention that a number of masks, made in China, have been falsely accredited as meeting CE Status using forged documents from a Notified Body. These masks are said to meet the FFFP1, 2 or [...]
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