Joined Cases and WABE and MH Müller Handel

Hello and welcome to this week’s case of the week. This week, we will be looking at whether a company policy that requires employees to remove their hijabs is discriminatory. This is an EU law case. We are no longer in the EU, so this law is no longer binding in our courts, but nevertheless [...]

PJHLaw June 2021 Newsletter

Tribunal Finds General Medical Council Liable for Race Discrimination The Reading employment tribunal has found the General Medical Council liable for direct race discrimination. Dr. O Karim is an NHS doctor of African/ European ethnicity. Complaints were made against him in 2013/2014, culminating in a Fitness to Practice Tribunal (FTP) in 2018 (a tribunal that [...]

Breslin v Loughrey

Introduction Hello and welcome to our case of the week. This week we’re in Northern Ireland looking at a discrimination case. The case demonstrates that Tribunal’s aren’t afraid to award the maximum amount for injury to feelings in instances of particularly blatant discrimination. Facts Mr. Breslin (the Claimant) and Ms. Loughry (the Respondent) had known [...]

Lyfar-Cisse v Brighton And Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Today we look at a case where The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) rejects an appeal by an NHS equality boss who told her co-worker that he was “everything she despised in a white manager”. The Facts Dr Vivienne Lyfar-Cissé was employed by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust as their Associate Director of Transformation, having [...]

By |2021-02-03T13:35:57+00:00January 8th, 2021|Case of the Week - Blog, Race Discrimination|0 Comments

Date v Ministry of Defence

Good morning and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we looked at a first tier Employment Tribunal case concerning disability discrimination and health and safety. This week, we are again looking at discrimination but on the grounds of race, not disability. As with last week’s case, this case is an Employment Tribunal judgment that [...]

By |2020-03-02T14:11:03+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Case of the Week - Blog, Race Discrimination|0 Comments

Base Children’s Wear v Otshudi

  Greetings to all our readers. I hope that the frost hasn’t bitten and your disposition remains sunny. This week’s case asks a perennial HR question, a question so evergreen that it never goes out of fashion. This week’s question: When dismissing a short service employee does the employer tell the truth about the reason [...]

By |2020-01-29T09:00:19+00:00January 28th, 2020|Case of the Week - Blog, Race Discrimination|0 Comments

Noreen V Recruitment Limited – How not to manage bullying and harassment

  Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week was our monthly employment law update with features on Naga Munchetty, the British Medical Association and bearded police officers. There was also an update about PJH Law’s December Seminar (of which more later). Prior to that, our last case law update was […]

By |2019-12-15T12:53:59+00:00October 31st, 2019|Bullying & Harassment, Race Discrimination|0 Comments

Current Affairs – Naga Munchetty and Race Discrimination

This month’s current affairs feature concerns race discrimination but is Brexit free (hooray) however it is a tangential effect of some of Donald Trump’s spouting (groans). If you cast your minds back to late September and early October, you may remember there was quite the furore about the BBC’s treatment of BBC Breakfast journalist, Naga […]

By |2019-12-15T13:00:50+00:00October 25th, 2019|PJH & Industry News, Race Discrimination|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

Caste Discrimination – Government Consultation Feedback

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 […]

By |2019-12-23T20:03:04+00:00July 27th, 2018|Case of the Week - Blog, Race Discrimination|0 Comments

Bakkali v Great Manchester Buses (South) Ltd

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 […]

The Lord Chancellor & Secretary of State for Justice v McCLoud & Ors

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 […]

Pay Reporting – PwC publish ethnicity pay gap data

Gender pay reporting results are something many employers will be publishing next year and the idea of publishing pay data to address inequality is one the government seems quite keen on. However, one issue that sometimes does get overlooked is ethnicity pay reporting. Like the gender pay gap, many experts believe there is an ethnicity […]

By |2019-12-24T19:47:01+00:00September 29th, 2017|Pay Ratio Reporting|0 Comments