Kaur v Sun Mark Ltd and Others

Claimant Who Destroyed Evidence Before Damages Hearing Gets Her Claim Struck Out In the case of Kaur v Sun Mark Ltd and others, the Claimant had successfully shown the Employment Tribunal (ET) that she was a victim of sexual harassment, discrimination, and victimisation.  Following an appeal by the Respondent on the Victimisation claim, the Respondent [...]

Mr J Hawker v Devonport High School for Girls

Welcome back to our weekly case of the week update. This week's case asks the question: Can a dismissal for malicious and fabricated sexual assault charges be fair? For those that missed us last week, you can find our summary of an important Supreme Court holiday pay claim here. Now, we move onto this week's [...]

Newsletter – September 2023

Hello and thank you for joining us for our monthly newsletter. As we move into the spooky month of October we have a short roundup of some news stories and how they relate to Employment in a wider context. For any of you that missed our last newsletter you can find that here. This week [...]

Rustling Russell Brand

Following a joint investigation by the Sunday Times and Channel 4, the actor comedian faces allegations of sexual assault and emotional abuse by four women. The first woman alleges she was raped against a wall in the actor's LA home, was treated at a crisis centre, and has said she provided medical evidence in support [...]

Sexual Misconduct in the Medical Profession

Welcome back to our case of the week. Last week we looked at whether an employee can agree to leave the business and bring a claim for unfair dismissal. Those that missed it can find it here. This week we're looking at results of a recent survey of sexual misconduct in the medical profession. The [...]

Hotlines and Hot Water at McDonalds

Over 100 members of staff, past and present, have come forward alleging sexual abuse, harassment, racism and bullying against managers in the ubiquitous food giant this month. Victims as young as 16 have come forward with shocking stories of the kind of conduct they have had to deal with. The victim describes her story: 'Every shift [...]

By |2023-07-28T11:09:45+00:00July 28th, 2023|Race Discrimination, Sexual Harassment|0 Comments

Sexual Harassment in the House of Commons

Well, we finally found the stance that can truly unite both parties in Parliament - sexually harassing female colleagues. A further six members of Westminster staff have come forward describing their experience with being sexually harassed by MPs and senior colleagues. One woman complained that she was asked to sit on a male MP's knee, [...]

By |2023-07-07T09:06:33+00:00July 7th, 2023|Case of the Week - Blog, Sexual Harassment|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News

This month an ASDA worker has won a sex discrimination case after a colleague kneed him in the bum! Choon Seng Goh argued that he felt humiliated after an unprovoked kneeing, the second in the assaults he had suffered. Having waved off the first incident of being kicked in the same area as being slightly [...]

Leicester City Council v Chapman

Welcome back to your weekly case law update – the perfect light reading to get you through that final furlong to the weekend. If you have already booked on to our seminar then please feel free to skip the next paragraph. If you have not please ask yourself the following: Is your organisation prepared for [...]

Lighter Side of the News

We end this month’s update with another tale of the absurd. In the case of X v Volkerrail Ltd & Z a women succeeded in a claim of discrimination and was awarded £420,000 at the remedy hearing. X, the Claimant, was employed as a senior manager at Volkerrail, Respondent 1. The Claimant was from a [...]

Miss S Stretch v Ballymore Construction Services Ltd

Hello and welcome to PJH Law’s Case of the Week. This week, we look at the importance of ensuring that complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace are dealt with seriously. A failure by an employer to properly investigate allegations of sexual harassment could land them in hot water. Such behaviour is likely to breach [...]

Chief Constable of Dyfed Powys Police v Police Misconduct Tribunal and PC England

Today we are looking at how The High Court have clarified the law in relation to sexual harassment in the workplace in a recent judgment that was appealed to them by the police misconduct tribunal. The Facts PC England was a police officer for Dyfed-Powys Police in Wales. Over a period of roughly half a [...]

By |2021-02-03T13:36:23+00:00January 8th, 2021|Case of the Week - Blog, Sexual Harassment|0 Comments

Sexual Harassment – EHRC releases new guidance

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has released guidance on how to approach sexual harassment issues at work, including that of harassment by a third party. Many of the points are not too dissimilar to Phil’s book on the subject but one of the key issues raised in the guidance is to be proactive and not sit on allegations [...]

Bullying and Harassment News – British Medical Association’s Toxic Culture

An independent report into the British Medical Association, the UK’s largest medical trade union, has described it as an old boys club that undervalues women with instances of sexism and harassment. The report was conducted by Daphne Romney QC and found that female union members and union staff alike were undervalued and ignored due to […]

By |2019-12-15T13:02:47+00:00October 25th, 2019|Bullying & Harassment, Sexual Harassment|0 Comments