An ET upheld E’s claim of direct discrimination in that he was subjected to less favourable treatment because of race when colleagues repeatedly imitated E’s accent, both in conversation among themselves, in E’s hearing, and in conversation with him.
3 April 2018
In Fleming v East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Fleming (F) claimed disability discrimination and unfair dismissal. He wanted to rely on his covert recording of conversations involving panel members during breaks in a disciplinary hearing.
2 April 2018
With the deadline for gender pay gap reporting fast approaching for organisations with 250 or more employees, latest TUC analysis shows that women effectively work for free for the first 67 days of the year.
29 March 2018
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.
28 March 2018
In February of this year we reported the EAT’s decision in South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service v. Mansell & Ors, which held that an award for injury to feelings could be made under Employment Rights Act 1996.
27 March 2018
Under Schedule 1, (6) of the Equality Act 2010, Cancer, HIV infection and multiple sclerosis are each automatically a disability. In Lofty v Mr S Hamis ta First Café, Lofty (L) has lentigo maligna, a pre-cancerous lesion which could result in skin cancer.
26 March 2018
The fund is designed to support people, particularly women, back into work after time out looking after children and other relatives by updating their skills, providing other training, or support.
22 March 2018
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.
21 March 2018
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.
20 March 2018
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.
19 March 2018