Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week’s double update looked at breach of contract and employment tribunal proceedings. This week we will be looking at religion/belief discrimination and vegetarianism. Previous updates on religion/belief discrimination set out the definitions of both a religion and a belief. This week we will be […]
Once again we round off this month’s update with a tale of tabloid outrage with an employment law twist. Last month it was being sacked for using an emoji with previous updates covering farting managers and sordid police officers and funeral home workers. This month with Dr David Mackereth, who was training to be a […]
Good morning and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week was our monthly employment law update that had features on sexual harassment, Tribunal delays, PILON and vegan whistleblowing. Prior to that, our previous case law update concerned limitation dates and tribunal procedure, a thrilling affair for those looking to fill some time […]
Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week was our monthly employment law update which had features on the Parliament pairing scandal, caste discrimination, the Government’s sexual harassment report and PAYE for gig workers. We also had our warm weather guidance, publishing this only caused a brief forty-eight hour storm but […]
In further guidance news, ACAS has released religion and belief guidance. This guidance gives examples of how certain workplace situations; recruitment, discussing religion at work, changing facilities, food, fasting, observing religious events etc. interact with the Equality Act 2010. The guidance doesn’t say much new but is the latest guidance that employment tribunals will use to decide […]
The Football Association isn’t the only organisation to suffer a reputational blow this month. Tech giant, Google, a predominantly left-leaning firm, caused a stir when one of its engineers circled a ten-page memo about the issue of gender equality and why women were genetically less suited to tech and leadership roles. The memo states that women are […]
Harron v Chief Constable of Dorset Police: Can a belief that public money is being wasted be discriminated against?
Our next case is about religion/belief discrimination and asks: Can a belief that public money is being wasted be discriminated against? Mr Harron, the Claimant, worked for Dorset Police, the Respondent. The Claimant believed that public service was improperly wasteful of money which he felt resulted in him being discriminated against. At a preliminary hearing […]