De Souza v Vinci Construction (UK) Ltd | Does the uplift of Tribunal Awards apply to awards for injury to feeling?

Our second case this week is from the Court of Appeal and concerns discrimination. In any discrimination case the Tribunal can award damages to the Claimant for injury to feeling. Unlike compensatory awards, awards for injury to feeling are not capped and thus discrimination claims offer the greatest financial risk to employers. The question in [...]

The Government Legal Service v Brookes – Is it discriminatory to make an applicant with Asperger’s syndrome sit a situational judgment test as part of the recruitment process?

Our final case this week is about disability discrimination, reasonable adjustments and psychometric testing done during recruitment. The question in this case was: Is it discriminatory to make an applicant with Asperger’s syndrome sit a situational judgment test as part of the recruitment process? Ms Brookes, the Claimant, applied for a position at the Government [...]

Discrimination by Association

Hello and welcome back to your weekly dose of case law. Last week’s newsletter looked at all the changes that came into force this week. It also had a link to our slides which inexplicably did not work for which we apologise. However, the slides and other seminar materials are now available on our website. [...]

Alleged Disability Discrimination

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 alleged 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 [...]