Resolution Foundation research has revealed that around one in twenty workers report receiving no paid holiday entitlement and almost one in ten workers are not receiving a legally required payslip. The analysis shows that the likelihood of a worker being subject to labour market violations is closely connected.
4 October 2019
An ET is seeking clarification from the ECJ on the proper interpretation of the “worker” classification under EU law, particularly around a gig-economy worker’s right to use substitutes. Personnel Today report that the Watford ET referred a series of questions to the ECJ.
2 October 2019
In Birtenshaw v Oldfield, O is disabled because of a mental health condition. She was employed by B, a provider of services for adults and children with special needs, as a care worker on a temporary basis. O applied for and was offered a permanent position, but subject to medical clearance.
1 October 2019
In Flemming v EEAS NHS Trust, F had a heart attack and subsequently suffered from an anxiety depression disorder, caused by a failure to be able to return to work where he perceived the employer to be showing a lack of support.
29 September 2019
For an impairment to come within the definition of disability it must be likely to last for at least 12 months, or for the rest of the person’s life, or must have lasted for at least 12 months. In Parnaby v Leicester City Council, P suffered from work-related stress
24 September 2019
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. G emailed her manager requesting permission.
18 September 2019
For a public interest disclosure to be protected the worker must have a reasonable belief that it is being made in the public interest. In Okwu v Rise Community Action, O disclosed matters relating to her personal contractual position, plus a potential breach of the Data Protection Act
16 September 2019
The vehicle then pulled up behind a lorry with a Polish registration plate and H said: “These f*****g foreigners”. The ET held that it was reasonable to conclude that the unwanted comments amounted to racial harassment
13 September 2019
A YouGov survey for Young Women’s Trust has found that a minority of employers - one in eight - say they would be reluctant to hire a woman who they thought may go on to have children. In the survey of 800 HR decision-makers, 12% were unsure about hiring women who may have children in the future.
6 September 2019
The Vento guidelines for awards for injury to feelings indicate that the lowest band, currently £900-£8,800, is appropriate for less serious cases, such as where the act of discrimination is an isolated or one-off occurrence. In Komeng v Creative Support Limited an ET upheld K’s claim of direct race discrimination
4 September 2019