Age Discrimination

Menopause Discrimination

This month the government rejected a recommendation by the Women and Equalities Committee to include menopause as a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. The reasons for this were that a women experiencing menopause could bring a claim under the protected characteristics of either age, sex or disability depending on the nature of how [...]

Wilson Barca LLP & Barca & Rajananth v Shirin

After a brief break, your case law update returns and will resume normal service of weekly updates henceforth (cheers/groans). Going all the way back to May, our last case law update looked at tribunal procedure, specifically dismissing a claim and awarding costs in the event a party does not attend the hearing. Whilst we have [...]

Discrimination: Injury to Feeling Awards Increase Announced

The bands of awards for injury to feeling in discrimination cases, known as the Vento bands, have been increased from 6 April 2019. Part of compensation that can be awarded by tribunals for unlawful discrimination are awards for ‘injury to feelings.’ This is a damages award aimed to be a remedy for the hurt, humiliation […]

By |2019-12-15T14:48:14+00:00April 25th, 2019|Age Discrimination, PJH & Industry News|0 Comments

The Lord Chancellor & Secretary of State for Justice v McCLoud & Ors

Hello, another Friday is upon us which means it is time for another dose of employment law. After last week’s employment law update we are back to our case law update. This week’s case concerns pensions and discrimination. We also have a new feature for you at the end of today’s update. (Cue dramatic music […]

Uber News – Senior Employees Sacked For Sexual Harassment

Twenty employees, including some senior executives have been sacked following an investigation into a culture of sexual harassment and sex discrimination at Uber. The world’s favourite gig economy, ‘ride-sharing’ application has once again been in the headlines for the wrong reasons and this latest debacle follows a viral blog post by a former employee making […]

By |2017-06-21T08:26:45+00:00June 21st, 2017|Age Discrimination|0 Comments

King v The Sash Window Workshop – Entitled to Paid Leave & Age Discrimination issues

Welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we looked at shared parental leave and restrictive covenants. This week we have a case on the right to holiday pay. Unlike most of the cases we cover, this case has been referred to the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU). Whilst the […]

By |2017-06-20T09:03:16+00:00June 20th, 2017|Age Discrimination|0 Comments

Recruitment discrimination case study – Matching Models

Matching Models, a recruitment company targeted at skilled and beautiful personnel, has come under scrutiny for a recent advert for a personal assistant with a ‘classic look, brown long hair with b-c cup.’ A move that is something out of a Mad Men episode not recruitment in 2016! Further adverts included a personal chauffeur to […]

By |2016-10-07T13:54:00+00:00October 7th, 2016|Age Discrimination|0 Comments

Apprenticeships framework

  There are two types of apprenticeship, statutory and common law. The Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 (ASCLA) governs statutory ones, however, apprenticeships date back hundreds of years and the common law concept, that has evolved over time, runs concurrently with the recent statute. The main difference between the two is that statutory […]

By |2019-12-27T18:23:59+00:00September 27th, 2016|Age Discrimination, E Learning, Unfair Dismissal|0 Comments

Tabloid Employment Law – Gramps wins discrimination case

Whether it be deaf snipers winning discrimination claims, or, trying to claim simulating a sex act on a banana during a public interview isn’t gross misconduct, every month an employment law issue manages to stumble into the path of a tabloid journalist. This month sees an older employee winning his age discrimination claim. The Claimant, Mr […]

Cockram v Air Products Plc – Can employees who take early retirement be allowed to keep unvested stock?

Season’s greetings!  Now it’s December it is time for two things: Giving gifts and indulging in treats. Since tis’ the season we will be giving you two cases to satiate your appetite for employment law, think of it as a belated Black Friday. In an age where a film released at Christmas bans an advert […]

By |2015-12-04T10:17:45+00:00December 4th, 2015|Age Discrimination|0 Comments

Meet the (Grand) Parents – Parental leave to be extended to grand parents

It has been 6 months since shared parental leave has been introduced and whilst it has yet to revolutionise parenting it is very much an option for soon to be parents. At the Conservative party conference, George Osborne announced plans to extend shared parental leave towards Grandparents. It is estimated that nearly 50% of parents rely […]

By |2019-12-25T12:17:29+00:00October 26th, 2015|Age Discrimination, Employee Leave, Retirement|0 Comments

Lighter side of the news – Employee won’t have their cake and eat it

Before we begin here is a joke about cake. What do you call a women with a cake on her head? Victoria (cue slow clap, I’ll get my coat). An employee at Harrods was dismissed for theft after eating a £7.50 slice of cake. A customer had sent it back for being too dry and […]

Peter Willey and George Sharp V The England and Wales Cricket Boards (ECB)

  Anyone for Cricket? We’re soon to enter cricket season so it’s timely to report on the outcome of two Employment Tribunal age discrimination claims brought by two former cricket umpires. Peter Willey and George Sharp were removed from their posts as ‘first class’ umpires after reaching the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) ‘expected […]

By |2019-12-25T16:03:35+00:00March 20th, 2015|Age Discrimination, Retirement|0 Comments