Bessong v Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Greetings and welcome back to your weekly case law update, last week we looked at discrimination and harassment on the grounds of race and religion. This week we are once again looking at discrimination and harassment on the grounds of race although this time our case relates to harassment committed by a third party. It [...]

By |2019-12-24T17:23:55+00:00November 18th, 2019|Bullying & Harassment, Employer Discrimination|0 Comments

Raj v Capita Business Services Ltd & Another

Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week was our monthly employment law update which had features on Labour’s employment policies, the most recent IR35 tax judgments and a case about how virtual reality (VR) is being used to teach soft skills. Prior to that, our last case law update concerned […]

By |2019-12-15T13:16:24+00:00October 4th, 2019|Sexual Harassment|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

Piepenbrock v LSE

Good morning and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week was our monthly newsletter which had features on the Brexit Whistleblower, the Taylor Report and tribunal fees. Meanwhile, our previous case law update was an employment status case concerning Addison Lee. Before beginning this week’s update, thank you to everyone who has […]

By |2019-12-23T19:42:51+00:00December 6th, 2018|Bullying & Harassment|0 Comments

Numerous v Barclays Bank Plc | Can an employer be liable for abuse committed by an external Doctor during applicant medical examinations?

Numerous v Barclays Bank Plc Good morning and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week’s case was about holiday pay and provided a long overdue binding decision on the issue of voluntary overtime and normal pay. This week, partly due to a dearth of cases, we are taking a detour from the […]

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 […]

Garamukanwa v Solent NHS Trust – Does using evidence from an employees phone during a disciplinary amount to a breach of human rights?

This juicy case, which is genuinely worthy of its own TV show, concerns gross misconduct and human rights, particularly the right to a private life. Mr Garamukanwa, the Claimant, was a Clinical Manager for Solent NHS Trust, the Respondent. The Claimant formed a relationship with a nurse, Ms Maclean, on his ward. Upon this relationship ending the […]

Noble v Sidhil Ltd & Anor – Can an employee bring a harassment claim if they do not share a protected characteristic with the harassing conduct?

Thank crunchy its Friday! Not only is the weekend a few hours away but it also means you get another dose of case law to see you through to the end of the week. Today’s case concerns harassment and, like an episode of Celebrity Big Brother, comes with a warning for unpleasant language that some […]

By |2016-01-20T15:07:00+00:00January 20th, 2016|Employment Tribunals|0 Comments

Vernon v Port Vale Football Club, Azure & Bedding

The two questions this week are; 1. When an employee TUPE transfers to a new company is the new employer liable for any ongoing harassment issues/claims? 2. Is it fair to treat employees engaging in an office affair differently because of their gender? The Claimant, Ms Vernon, was employed by Port Vale FC as a sales manager […]

Selection criteria – attendance could give rise to claims

When employers are deciding the criteria to apply in selecting employees for redundancy, a popular choice often involves attendance records, or rather absence records, of their employees. Employers are of course keen to ensure that the workforce being retained comprise of their best candidates, including those that reguarly turn up to work. However, it has been suggested in Personnel […]

By |2009-02-02T16:04:48+00:00February 2nd, 2009|Redundancy|0 Comments