In January we listed some of the things to expect from Employment Law in 2018. One of those things was the possibility of caste becoming a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. Caste is a type of social stratification where people are defined by their perceived hereditary class. Caste has taken various forms all […]
This case is about race discrimination and religious discrimination. This case particularly relates to direct discrimination and harassment. For any of the protected characteristics, direct discrimination is defined in Section 13 of the Equality Act 2010 as a person discriminates against another if, because of a protected characteristic, a person is treated less favourably than […]
Greetings, it’s the last Friday of the month which means it is time for a round-up of all the employment law news. March’s update had features on gender pay gap reporting, NMW offenders and changes to the taxing of settlement agreements, last week’s case law update had cases on shared parental leave and early conciliation. […]
This month’s issue has been heavy, unfortunately the news this month is a tad political and contains grubby issues like smearing and institutionalised racism. However, to lighten the mood we have something absurd and silly, whether it be getting caught on tape having sex at work or being sacked for peeing in a bottle, every […]
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 […]
Hello and welcome back to penultimate update of the year (gasp/cheers/sobs). Last week we looked at race discrimination and constructive dismissal. This week we are again looking at race discrimination but this time it is linked to right to work checks. Olatinwo v QualityCourse Ltd T/A Transline Group When checking whether an applicant […]
Good morning and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we had our monthly update for November, it had features on the ECJ’s decision in the Sash Windows case and new statutory pay rates. Our previous case law update was the EAT decision in the Uber case. Since we last covered the […]
Despite a successful European Championships for the England Woman’s Football Team there has been off the field issues lurking behind the scenes for the Lionesses this summer. Manager, Mark Sampson, has been accused of racial discrimination and bullying by former striker, Eniola Aluko. Aluko, a qualified lawyer in both the UK and US, has alleged that […]
As many of you will be aware the BBC had to publish the salaries of all of its staff (96 members of its ‘talent’ team) earning over £150,000. The publishing of this data has revealed two things: Radio 2 DJs earn a staggering amount in comparison to other ‘talent’ employed by the Beeb – 2.2m […]
Sharfudeen v TJ Morris Ltd T/A Home Bargains – Can the rejection of a grievance amount to a fundamental breach of trust and confidence?
We thought we would start off this month’s newsletter with a routine case law update. This case concerns race discrimination and constructive dismissal. For the uninitiated, discrimination can be direct, indirect, harassment or victimisation. Constructive dismissal is a form of unfair dismissal and is defined under s95(1)c of the Employment Rights Act 1996 as: An […]
To round off this month’s newsletter we would like to announce that the firm has settled two discrimination cases this month. The claims were for race and disability respectively and very positive outcomes were achieved for both clients. If you would like advice on any of the issues discussed in this newsletter please contact us. If […]
The recent case of Nayak v Royal Mail established what employers should do if they think an employee doesn’t have the right to work in the UK. This month Byron Burger attracted heavy criticism using a training session as a ruse to dupe kitchen staff into a UK Border Force trap. This resulted in the arrest of […]
In the recent case of Taiwo v Olaigbe and another; Onu v Akwiwu and another, the Supreme Court has stated that the Modern Slavery Actshould be extended to allow the courts to award compensation. Two Nigerian women, Ms Taiwo and Ms Onu, came to the UK on a migrant domestic worker visa to work for couples […]
Bone v North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: Can an employer’s omission amount to detriments in relation to trade union activity?
Good morning, we have another case law update fresh off the digital press for you to read. Today’s case concerns trade unions and is something of a judicial foul up but in the end raises some interesting points. You can also read last week’s case on voluntary redundancy. Today’s questions Can an employer’s omission amount […]