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 [...]

Allay Ltd (UK) v Mr S Gehlen

This week's case is an important one for businesses who are seeking to reduce potential liability in the respect of the actions of their employees and workers. In essence, the EAT have said that any diversity and equality training that has gone "stale" and out of date will not allow an employer to argue that they [...]

Lyfar-Cisse v Brighton And Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Today we look at a case where The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) rejects an appeal by an NHS equality boss who told her co-worker that he was “everything she despised in a white manager”. The Facts Dr Vivienne Lyfar-Cissé was employed by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust as their Associate Director of Transformation, having [...]

By |2021-02-03T13:35:57+00:00January 8th, 2021|Case of the Week - Blog, Race Discrimination|0 Comments

Date v Ministry of Defence

Good morning and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we looked at a first tier Employment Tribunal case concerning disability discrimination and health and safety. This week, we are again looking at discrimination but on the grounds of race, not disability. As with last week’s case, this case is an Employment Tribunal judgment that [...]

By |2020-03-02T14:11:03+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Case of the Week - Blog, Race Discrimination|0 Comments

Base Children’s Wear v Otshudi

  Greetings to all our readers. I hope that the frost hasn’t bitten and your disposition remains sunny. This week’s case asks a perennial HR question, a question so evergreen that it never goes out of fashion. This week’s question: When dismissing a short service employee does the employer tell the truth about the reason [...]

By |2020-01-29T09:00:19+00:00January 28th, 2020|Case of the Week - Blog, Race Discrimination|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – Sacked for Racist Auto Correct

We round the decade off the same way we finish any update, with a tale of someone being a plonker. Oliver de Planta was a services administrator at Newcastle university. Four days into starting his position he sent an email to a BAME colleague addressing the colleague as Hash Brown. He was ultimately dismissed for [...]

By |2019-12-24T16:51:53+00:00December 19th, 2019|Lighter Side of the News, Race Discrimination|0 Comments

Noreen V Recruitment Limited – How not to manage bullying and harassment

  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 […]

By |2019-12-15T12:53:59+00:00October 31st, 2019|Bullying & Harassment, Race Discrimination|0 Comments

Current Affairs – Naga Munchetty and Race Discrimination

This month’s current affairs feature concerns race discrimination but is Brexit free (hooray) however it is a tangential effect of some of Donald Trump’s spouting (groans). If you cast your minds back to late September and early October, you may remember there was quite the furore about the BBC’s treatment of BBC Breakfast journalist, Naga […]

By |2019-12-15T13:00:50+00:00October 25th, 2019|PJH & Industry News, Race Discrimination|0 Comments

Forbes v LHR Airport Ltd

Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Given we are forecasted showers all weekend it seems apt to start the weekend with something dry and some EAT judgments certainly fall into that category! Last week’s update had two cases for you, one concerning religion/belief discrimination and another about Tribunal Awards. This week […]

By |2019-12-15T13:48:07+00:00July 18th, 2019|Race Discrimination|0 Comments

Stefanko and others (appellants) v Maritime Hotel Ltd and another (respondents)

Good morning and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we looked at Employment Status. This week we delve into a case involving racial discrimination, unfair dismissal and failure to provide  statement of employment particulars. The questions this week are: Does the phrase “fuck off back to Poland” amount to race discrimination? […]

Royal Mail Group Ltd v Efobi

Greetings and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week was our monthly employment law update with features on ET statistics, equal pay and extension of pregnancy/maternity discrimination rights. Meanwhile, our previous case law update concerned negligence when handling an employee’s company property. In this week’s case law update we focus on race […]

By |2019-12-23T18:44:41+00:00February 7th, 2019|Case of the Week - Blog, Race Discrimination|0 Comments

Current Affairs – Raheem Sterling and Race Discrimination

Football is an issue that has not had many employment law updates recently. However, our next item of current news examines discrimination in the media and the prevalence of racism in today’s society and how employers should react. Anyone who has ever had the misfortune of glancing down the Mail’s sidebar of shame might have […]

By |2019-12-23T19:35:26+00:00December 21st, 2018|PJH & Industry News, Race Discrimination|0 Comments

Saad v Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

Hello and welcome back to you weekly case law update. Last week, we had our monthly employment law update with features on the Boris Johnson burqa scandal, joint employment and working time. Before that, our previous case law update concerned agency workers. This week we have two cases for you, one on victimisation and another […]

Boris Johnson Racism Scandal: Acceptable in the workplace?

It’s the final Friday of the month! Summer is slowly fading into autumn, rain has fallen (regrettably not the kind that is blessed down in Africa) and we have another employment law update for you. Last month’s newsletter had features on the sunny weather (which was supposed to last until October!), the Jo Swinson paring […]

By |2019-12-24T20:35:03+00:00August 31st, 2018|PJH & Industry News, Race Discrimination|0 Comments