Despite a successful European Championships for the England Woman’s Football Team there has been off the field issues lurking behind the scenes for the Lionesses this summer. Manager, Mark Sampson, has been accused of racial discrimination and bullying by former striker, Eniola Aluko. Aluko, a qualified lawyer in both the UK and US, has alleged that […]
As many of you will be aware the BBC had to publish the salaries of all of its staff (96 members of its ‘talent’ team) earning over £150,000. The publishing of this data has revealed two things: Radio 2 DJs earn a staggering amount in comparison to other ‘talent’ employed by the Beeb – 2.2m […]
Sharfudeen v TJ Morris Ltd T/A Home Bargains – Can the rejection of a grievance amount to a fundamental breach of trust and confidence?
We thought we would start off this month’s newsletter with a routine case law update. This case concerns race discrimination and constructive dismissal. For the uninitiated, discrimination can be direct, indirect, harassment or victimisation. Constructive dismissal is a form of unfair dismissal and is defined under s95(1)c of the Employment Rights Act 1996 as: An […]
Matching Models, a recruitment company targeted at skilled and beautiful personnel, has come under scrutiny for a recent advert for a personal assistant with a ‘classic look, brown long hair with b-c cup.’ A move that is something out of a Mad Men episode not recruitment in 2016! Further adverts included a personal chauffeur to […]
The recent case of Nayak v Royal Mail established what employers should do if they think an employee doesn’t have the right to work in the UK. This month Byron Burger attracted heavy criticism using a training session as a ruse to dupe kitchen staff into a UK Border Force trap. This resulted in the arrest of […]
A report by the Women and Equalities Committee has found that Muslim women are three times less likely to be in work due to the perceived triple penalty of being a women, a Muslim and being BAME. Religion is believed to be the main cause due to a rise in Islamophobia in society as a whole. This […]
In the recent case of Taiwo v Olaigbe and another; Onu v Akwiwu and another, the Supreme Court has stated that the Modern Slavery Actshould be extended to allow the courts to award compensation. Two Nigerian women, Ms Taiwo and Ms Onu, came to the UK on a migrant domestic worker visa to work for couples […]
Bone v North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: Can an employer’s omission amount to detriments in relation to trade union activity?
Good morning, we have another case law update fresh off the digital press for you to read. Today’s case concerns trade unions and is something of a judicial foul up but in the end raises some interesting points. You can also read last week’s case on voluntary redundancy. Today’s questions Can an employer’s omission amount […]
Hello again, we are back with another case fresh from the judge’s mouth. This week’s case concerns stealing and racial discrimination. The question this week is: When an employee is caught stealing is it ok to investigate employees of the same race/nationality? The Claimant, Mr Ilyas, was a receptionist for the Respondent, CP Regents Park […]
It has been reported that a sikh police women has won her claim for discrimination on the grounds of both her race and religion. Ms Grewal complained that she was singled out by the forces trainer, PC Rigby, who targeted her due to her Indian origin and religious views. For more details click here.
The Employment Tribunal at Bury St Edmunds has made an award of compensation of over Â£65,000 to a black worker selected for redundancy over his white colleagues who were all found new posts.Â The only other black worker was also made redundant.Â The Tribunal found that it was likely that the employer’s operations manager subconsciously […]
The Employment Tribunal at Bury St Edmunds has made an award of compensation of over £65,000 to a black worker selected for redundancy over his white colleagues who were all found new posts. The only other black worker was also made redundant. The Tribunal found that it was likely that the employer’s operations manager subconsciously […]
In the recent case of Osbourne Clarke Services and Mr A Purohit the EAT upheld the Tribunal’s decision that refusing to consider applications from non-EEA nationals amounted to indirect race discrimination. This case concerned an individual of Indian origin who had a 1st degree and a 2.1 degree who had applied for a solicitor training contract with Osbourne […]
It has been reported in Personnel Today that Halifax Bank of Scotland is being sued by a former employee for alleged sexual, racial and religious discrimination. Mona Awad claims that she was subjected to various forms ofÂ discriminationÂ during her employmentÂ with HBOS. When Awad complained of the behaviour toÂ her boss she was transferred from the Nottingham branch […]