Our final case of the absurd is about workplace banter. Mr Reed worked at a plant fertilizer factory whose staff where predominantly male. He had 20 years’ service and an unblemished disciplinary record. Mr Reed [...]
Welcome back to your weekly update. We can’t bring you sunny weather but we can bring you an interesting case on disability discrimination! The Question today is: Is diabetes type 2 classed as a disability? [...]
Chidzoy v British Broadcasting Corporation – Can a case be struck out if a witness being cross-examined discusses their evidence during an adjournment?
Welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we covered three cases whose issues included constructive dismissal, the national minimum wage and disability discrimination. This week, we have a rather rare case on [...]
Focus Care Agency Ltd v Roberts & Frudd v The Partington Group & Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake – Are employees entitled to the national minimum wage whilst on call or sleeping at work?
Our second case is actually a cluster of three cases about the national minimum wage. Previous case law suggests that employees are entitled to the minimum wage for time when they are at the employer’s [...]
The Government Legal Service v Brookes – Is it discriminatory to make an applicant with Asperger’s syndrome sit a situational judgment test as part of the recruitment process?
Our final case this week is about disability discrimination, reasonable adjustments and psychometric testing done during recruitment. The question in this case was: Is it discriminatory to make an applicant with Asperger’s syndrome sit a [...]