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Exclusion because of alleged lack of command of English language was discriminatory

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.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 5 July 2019

ECJ rule duration of daily working time and rest breaks must be recorded

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.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 25 June 2019


People regularly working from home up by 27% in last decade

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,

Article by: Makbool Javaid 19 June 2019


MD’s repeated requests for a massage and saying he’d ‘tried it on’ was harassment

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.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 17 June 2019


Employee not disabled where contact lens worn to correct double vision

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

Article by: Makbool Javaid 16 June 2019


Report sets out the types and estimated cost of recruitment fraud

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/

Article by: Makbool Javaid 15 June 2019

New rules introduced to widen access to offender work placement scheme

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

Article by: Makbool Javaid 8 June 2019