Hall v Transport for London

Welcome everyone and thank you for joining us for another case of the week. Last week, we examined a claim for constructive unfair dismissal. For anyone that missed it, you can find that here. This week, we look at the case of Hall v Transport for London. The Claimant was employed by the Respondent as [...]

Miller V Rentokil Initial UK Limited

Good morning all and thank you for joining us for our case of the week. For those that missed out on last week's update, which involved pregnancy discrimination, you can find that here. This week, we are examining a disability and reasonable adjustments claim in the case of Miller v Rentokil Initial UK Ltd. The [...]

Glasson v The Insolvency Service

This week we ask the question - does not providing extra time in an interview for an employee with a stammer amount to disability discrimination? For those that missed our last update where we looked at a significant case on whether anti-Zionist beliefs amounted to a protected belief, you can catch up here. This week's [...]

Mental Health on the Rise

A forecast by the Department for Work and Pensions has estimated that an additional two million people will claim disability benefit due to their mental health this year compared to 2023. The forecast comes with an estimate that over £10 billion will need to be spent to keep up with the increasing demand by 2028. [...]

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Ms Nikki Gray v Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Hello again and welcome back to our case of the week. Last week we looked at a case that made the national news because of an offensive word being used during a racism awareness training session that resulted in dismissal. Those that missed it can find it here. This week we're looking at a disability [...]

Carl Borg-Neal v Lloyds Banking Group PLC

Last week, we looked at an agent who was awarded over £1.5million for a whistleblower claim! For those of you that missed last week’s update, you can find it here. This week we look at a case that made the national news which asks the question; is saying the ‘N’- word during a racism awareness training [...]

Mrs J Williams V Newport City Council

Welcome to our case of the week update, this week's case asks the question; Is dismissing an employee for failing to attend court hearings fair? For anyone that missed last week's update, wherein an RAF Legal Officer brought a claim for victimisation, you can find that here. Now, onto our case this week! The Claimant [...]

Matthew Riley v Direct Line Insurance Group Plc

Welcome all to our mid-September case of the week. In our last update we looked at a claim for failing to make reasonable adjustments for a prospective employee. Those that missed it can find it here. This week we look at whether an employee can agree to leave the business and bring a claim for [...]

Thornley v Acute Barbers

Hello again everyone and welcome back to our case of the week. We hope you all had a lovely Easter break and are suitably comatose from overconsumption of chocolate eggs! Last week's case had a dive into one of the few constructive dismissal claims that succeeded (only around 1 in 5 of them do) and [...]

Hilaire v Luton Borough Council

Good morning Jaquiline and welcome back to our weekly case law update. Earlier this week we sent out our January update which had features on menopause, discrimination, parental leave during strikes and our seminar. This week we are looking at redundancy and disability discrimination.  The question this week is: Does requiring a disabled employee to attend [...]

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 [...]


This week’s case looks at the principles underpinning disability discrimination law, in particular the duty to find alternative employment. In XXXXX v HR Rail SA, the Claimant was employed as an apprentice maintenance technician on the Belgium railways. Shortly after starting, the employee was diagnosed with a heart condition which meant that he had to have [...]

Farnham-Oliver v RM Educational Resources

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, [...]

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PJHLaw June 2021 Newsletter

Tribunal Finds General Medical Council Liable for Race Discrimination The Reading employment tribunal has found the General Medical Council liable for direct race discrimination. Dr. O Karim is an NHS doctor of African/ European ethnicity. Complaints were made against him in 2013/2014, culminating in a Fitness to Practice Tribunal (FTP) in 2018 (a tribunal that [...]