In Khawaja v Transport for London, K, who is of South Asian Pakistani origin, claimed that Ms Clarke, his manager, subjected him to direct race discrimination by allegedly commenting “since English is not your first language, I did not assign you to attend any conference calls or operations centre huddles.
5 July 2019
In Owen v Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Limited, O is disabled: he has double below knee amputations and type 2 diabetes; he also suffers from hypertension, kidney disease, ischaemic heart disease and morbid obesity. A client wanted O to be part of a project management team in Dubai.
28 June 2019
In Federación de Servicios de Comisiones Obreras v Deutsche Bank SAE, a Spanish trade union sought a judgment by the ECJ that Deutsche Bank is under an obligation to set up a system for recording the time worked each day by its members of staff to ensure compliance with working time rules.
25 June 2019
In East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust v Flowers and ors, the employees presented claims for unlawful deductions from wages contending that the calculation of their holiday pay should take non-guaranteed overtime (NGO) and voluntary overtime (VO) into account.
20 June 2019
TUC analysis shows 374,000 more employees are working from home than 10 years ago, a 27.7% increase in the number of homeworkers in the last decade. 1.7 million people now regularly work from home, of which almost twice as many men as women are homeworkers,
19 June 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
18 June 2019
In Groman v (1) Universal Science (UK) Limited; (2) Stratford, Ms G, booked a two-bed flat to be able to attend a trade show. The MD, Mr S, indicated he would be attending and would share the accommodation. When S and G returned to the flat, S asked G for a shoulder massage twice and asked her to sleep with him.
17 June 2019
Mart v Assessment Services Inc appears to be the first appellate court case to consider the interpretation of Schedule 1 para 5(3) of the Equality Act 2010, that in determining whether there is a substantial adverse effect on the ability of a person to carry out normal day-to-day activities
16 June 2019
Recruitment fraud is when someone lies about their experience, qualifications, employment history or previous integrity to help gain employment. A report by Crowe estimates that the total cost of recruitment fraud to the UK economy could be up to £23.9 billion/
15 June 2019
81% of firms say that employing offenders has helped their business and 79% of people think that businesses employing ex-offenders are making a positive contribution to society. A rule change will now allow prison Governors greater autonomy to grant Release on Temporary Licence to offenders
8 June 2019