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£9,900 awarded to employee after Director said she looked like a “curry muncher”

In Noreen v Recruitment Finder Limited, N, who is of British Pakistani ethnic origin and a Muslim, worked as a recruitment consultant. Throughout her employment the company’s Director, Mr Clarke, made derogatory comments to her ...

Article by Makbool Javaid October 15, 2019

workplace

Female manager massaging male’s shoulders not harassment as not related to sex

In Raj v Capita Business Services Ltd, an ET found that R had been subjected to unwanted physical contact by his female team leader, Ms Ward, when she massaged his shoulders on two or three ...

Article by Makbool Javaid October 12, 2019

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MoJ publish tables showing maximum and average ET awards 2017/8

The MoJ have published Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal Tables 2017 to 2018 which provide a breakdown of the awards made by tribunals for unfair dismissal and the discrimination jurisdictions. The maximum and average ...

Article by Makbool Javaid October 10, 2018

government

Government publishes new proposed statutory parental payments rates and SSP for 2019/20

The Government has published the proposed new benefit and pension rates for 2019 to 2020. From April 2019 the standard rate for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP), Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP), Statutory ...

Article by Makbool Javaid December 4, 2018

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TUC survey reveals 30% of requests for flexible working are being turned down

A TUC survey of 2,700 people has found that 30% of requests for flexible working are being turned down while also revealing that flexible working is not available to many workers, particularly in working-class jobs. ...

Article by Makbool Javaid October 11, 2019

workplace

Suspension on pay in unwarranted circumstances breached implied term of trust and confidence

In Upton-Hansen Architects Ltd v Gyftaki, G became aware she may have to go to Greece to deal with family matters and bought a plane ticket just in case. Two weeks later the need materialised. ...

Article by Makbool Javaid September 18, 2019

redundancy

Acas have published new guidance on suspending an employee from work

Acas has published new guidance on suspension, where an employee continues to be employed but does not have to attend work or do any work. The guidance covers suspension as part of a disciplinary procedure, ...

Article by Makbool Javaid June 26, 2018

legal challenges

Fundamental shift needed for enforcing the Equality Act

The Women and Equalities Committee has published a report on Enforcing the Equality Act which states that the individual approach to enforcement of equality law is no longer fit for purpose. The report argues against ...

Article by Makbool Javaid August 16, 2019

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Failure to adjust absence trigger points for disabled employee was discriminatory

In Carrabyne v The DWP, Carrabyne (C) is disabled as she suffers from a hip problem and depression. The employer’s policy required a certain level of attendance to be maintained so as not to trigger ...

Article by Makbool Javaid October 9, 2017

health

£346,000 awarded for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination

A teacher, whose claims for constructive dismissal and disability discrimination were upheld by an employment tribunal, has been awarded £346,000 compensation. Wales Online report that an ET had ruled last year that Nicola Sinclair (S) ...

Article by Makbool Javaid February 7, 2017