The Ministry of Justice quarterly tribunal statistics for October 2018 to December 2018 show that 9,811 single employment tribunal claims were received, an increase of 23% compared to the same period a year ago. There were 7,173 multiple claims received this quarter, down 78% on the same period last year
29 March 2019
The Herald reports that Christopher McEleny, who alleges discrimination by the Ministry of Defence, has been successful in an ET preliminary hearing where it was decided that a belief in Scottish independence is a protected philosophical belief under S.10 of the Equality Act 2010 and so the case can now proceed to a full hearing
27 March 2019
In IForce Ltd v Wood, W has osteoarthritis. She perceived that her symptoms worsened in cold and damp weather. IFL asked all its workers to move between work benches, including those by the loading doors. W refused as she believed this would require her to work in colder, damper conditions.
26 March 2019
A former senior local government officer has been prosecuted and fined £660, together with being ordered to pay £713 costs, for passing the personal information of rival job applicants to his partner. The ICO report that Kevin Bunsell (B) was Head of Building Control and had been trained in data protection law.
23 March 2019
The TUC and the GMB have launched a new disability passport to help the 946,000 disabled people who fall out of work or switch employers each year to get the support they need. Under the scheme a model ‘reasonable adjustments employer agreement’ has been produced, for reps to agree with their employer
22 March 2019
In Grange v Abellio London Ltd 20 minute rest breaks were not made available on 14 days in breach of Reg 12 of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR). G suffered no financial loss, but the ET awarded him £750 because of the impact of not having breaks on his pre-existing medical condition
22 March 2019
An ET found that no evidence of a fair reason for dismissal had been provided and the employer had failed to follow any fair procedure; therefore, R had been automatically unfairly dismissed for making disclosures in the public interest.
21 March 2019
The aim is to: (i) increase confidence that poor behaviour or conduct in bringing or defending a claim can have financial consequences; (ii) point out that tribunals can be asked to make use of those powers; and, (iii) help provide reassurance about the purpose and limits of these powers
16 March 2019
The Government Equalities Office has published two infographic posters which set out the evidence-based high level actions employers can take to improve their family friendly policies to help to close the gender pay gap and to increase gender equality in the workplace
15 March 2019
In London Borough of Lambeth v Agoreyo, the Court of Appeal confirmed the test to be applied when deciding whether it is reasonable to suspend an employee pending further investigation into allegations of misconduct.
14 March 2019