Peninsula Business Service Ltd v Baker – Can an employee successfully bring a harassment claim due to their alleged disability without establishing they are disabled for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010?

Good morning, and welcome back to your weekly case law update – the perfect start to any Friday. Last week we looked at mobility clauses and unfair dismissal. This week we will be looking at disability discrimination and harassment. Our previous update of G4S v Powell explains that S6 of the Equality Act 2010 defines [...]

Lighter side of the news – Disabled teacher awarded £180k after being sacked for showing 18 rated horror film to class!!!!!!

To round off this month’s newsletter we bring you the latest piece of outlandish employment law. This month’s case is a seasonal Halloween blunder and concerns a Mr Grosset, who has won his three year disability discrimination case against York Council following his dismissal as Head of English from the Joseph Rowntree School. Mr Grosset [...]

Lee v HSBC Bank Plc – Do GP certificates declaring that an employee is unfit for work constitute a substantial effect on day to day activities for the purposes of S6 of the Equality Act?

Welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we looked at the recent Uber decision and how it will impact the gig economy and employment status. This week we are looking at disability discrimination. The question this week: Do GP certificates declaring that an employee is unfit for work constitute a substantial effect on day to [...]

PJH Law News – Discrimination double whammy

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 [...]

G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Ltd v Powell – Is dismissing a disabled employee for refusing to take a pay cut discrimination?

Greetings and welcome back to our weekly case law update. Last week’s case was a key judgment for those who regularly engage in without prejudice protected conversations. This week’s case will examine disability discrimination and suitable alternative roles. Under the S6.1 of the Equality Act 2010 a person is disabled if they have a physical [...]

Lamb v The Business Academy Bexley – Can a Failure to Properly Investigate a grievance Amount to Disability Discrimination

Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week’s newsletter examined the impact of leaving the E.U on HR and explained new Gender Pay Gap Reporting developments. This week’s case concerns bullying, grievance investigations and disability discrimination. The question today: Can a failure to properly investigate a grievance amount to failure to [...]

British Cycling – A guide to discrimination and harassment

Our recent blog history might suggest that football is the only sport with a history of employment law issues. Well, we can now address this imbalance after the recent revelations about British Cycling technical director, Shane Sutton. Cyclist Jess Varnish, who has recently been dropped by GB Cycling after failing to qualify for the Rio [...]

Jonas Gutierrez – Verdict

Last month we mentioned that former Newcastle player, Jonas Gutierrez, was fighting a disability discrimination claim against his former employer. Mr Gutierrez has since won his case. Mr Gutierrez was found to have been prevented from activating an appearance related contract extension after Newcastle United dropped him from the team following his cancer diagnosis and did [...]

Tribunal Watch – Mental health attitudes

The recent case of Wickers v Colchester Visionplus Ltd t/a Specsavers Opticians indicates that Tribunals will not rule favourably on employers who have insensitive attitudes towards mental health issues. Following some attendance and performance issues, Ms Vickers became teary during an appraisal. She was later diagnosed with depression. She mentioned this to a director and [...]