An ET upheld M’s indirect discrimination claim. It was accepted that the employer had a legitimate aim, i.e. to deliver maximum operational efficiency, service standards and effectiveness of delivery via a clear single point of contact over all core hours
25 October 2019
In Base Childrenswear Ltd v Otshudi, O is of black African ethnicity. The Manging Director, G, dismissed O telling her it was for redundancy. After O lodged a race discrimination claim, the employer subsequently admitted that redundancy was not the real reason.
22 October 2019
Campaign group Changing Faces say that 18% of people across the UK identify as having a visible difference – such as a mark, scar or a medical condition that affects their appearance – and 36% had experienced unpleasant behaviour
21 October 2019
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 about her race and religion.
15 October 2019
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 occasions in the open plan office where he worked.
12 October 2019
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. In addition to one in three flexible working requests being turned down
11 October 2019
Acas has launched new guidance for young people who want to go straight into work after receiving their A-Level results which explains the basics around workplace rights. The guidance is provided under the following headings: (i) How much do I get paid for doing my job?
6 October 2019
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