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labour market

Oct to Dec 2017 stats show 90% increase in ET claims

Ministry of Justice tribunal statistics for October to December 2017 show that single claim receipts increased by 90% and multiple claims increased by 467% compared to the same period in 2016.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 28 March 2018

mayor of london

Mayor of London vows to tackle ‘injustice’ of ethnic pay inequality

The Mayor of London has published data on the pay gap affecting BAME employees within the Greater London Authority Group, making it among the first employers in the country to do so. The data reveals a significant earnings difference between white people employed by the GLA Group and those from a BAME background.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 21 March 2018

Disregarding mitigating circumstances results in £30,000 award

An employee who was dismissed for attending a gin festival ‘to get away from it all’ while off sick with stress following the death of three friends has been awarded nearly £30,000 for unfair dismissal. The Courier UK reports that the employer dismissed Mr Reid for gross misconduct after learning through Facebook that he had attended a gin festival.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 20 March 2018

LGBT+

£47,000 awarded for severe transgender discrimination and harassment

The ET also found that Primark had subjected S to direct gender reassignment discrimination by failing to investigate complaints properly and dealing with it appropriately, i.e. not giving S the outcome of her grievance or advising her of the right of appeal.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 19 March 2018