In the case of Mr K S Perera v Stonegate Pub Company Ltd a worker at The George pub in Harrow was laughed at by his boss when he slipped over on a patch of oil in the kitchen. He then sued his employer for racial and religious harassment, after being sacked from the pub in October 2022 over an unrelated matter, following his failure to produce documentation for his proof of right to work in the UK.
Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton 18 April 2023
Amendments have been tabled to the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill (the ECCT Bill) that will introduce a new failure to prevent fraud offence for corporates.
The ECCT Bill, which is currently progressing through the House of Lords, also contains the draft amendments to the Companies Act 2006 to facilitate the reform of Companies House.
Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton 17 April 2023
A new review designed to boost the employment prospects of autistic people has been launched by the Government to spread opportunity, close the employment gap and grow the economy.
Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton 14 April 2023
In Ms A Khan v Brook Street (UK) Ltd Azma Khan is British born of Pakistani ethnicity. In October 2020, she applied to the Brook Street Recruitment Agency for employment which would entail assignment to a role with HMRC. She received a telephone call from an employee of Brook Street named Lucie Ospalkova who was to be her primary point of contact with regard to the application. Ms Ospalkova told Ms Khan that she was putting her forward to the “next stage”.
Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton 13 April 2023
In the case of Philip McQueen v General Optical Council Mr McQueen is disabled. His health conditions include dyslexia, some symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome and hearing loss. During his employment by the General Optical Counsel, he was examined by an occupational health adviser, a psychologist and a psychiatrist. The medical evidence showed that when he was in situations of stress, anxiety or conflict, he would raise his voice and adopt mannerisms that suggested aggression, using inappropriate speech or tone.
Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton 12 April 2023
The Court of Appeal has rejected supermarket giant Sainsbury’s attempt to challenge an equal pay claim on the grounds that an employment tribunal should have rejected many of the claims on a technicality.
Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton 11 April 2023
Morrisons supermarket has been fined £3.5 million following a successful prosecution by Tewkesbury Borough Council for failing to ensure the health and safety of an epileptic employee who died after falling from a shop stairway.
Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton 10 April 2023
In Mr D Bailey v Design & Technical Services (UK) Ltd Daniel Bailey, who was on furlough at the time, was unfairly dismissed because he was not given prior warning he was attending an “investigation meeting”.
Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton 9 April 2023
In the case of Mr D Wade v Jansen UK Ltd Mr Wade began working for Jansen UK Ltd as a Sales Manager on 1 July 2019. Mr Wade’s role involved selling poultry farming systems and equipment. He met his sales target in 2020 but fell far short in both 2019 and 2021.
Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton 7 April 2023
A review of the whistleblowing framework – the laws that support workers who blow the whistle on wrongdoing in the workplace – has been launched by the Government today.
The review will seek views and evidence from whistleblowers, key charities, employers and regulators.
Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton 6 April 2023