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Discrimination claims relating to neurodiversity up by a third

Neurodiversity refers to variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, and other functions, with conditions like ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and autism all on the neurodiversity spectrum.

Contributor: Alan Price, CEO - BrightHR | Published: 11 May 2022

£2M tribunal award ‘sobering reminder’ for employers

The Tribunal upheld the employee’s claims of direct sex discrimination, victimisation and equal pay after a witch’s hat was left on her desk and she was subjected to demeaning behaviour by male colleagues

Contributor: Alan Price, CEO - BrightHR | Published: 3 February 2022

Fear of catching Covid not a protected belief, tribunal rules

It’s important to note that this case was Employment Tribunal only, and therefore is not binding authority on other courts. A different court could well find differently on a different day, nevertheless, the ruling is indicative of the way that this matter is likely to treated and will give some comfort to employers who are faced with similar accusations from their employees.

Contributor: Kate Palmer - Peninsula UK | Published: 6 January 2022

Sacked, for calling women ‘love’ at work

Employers should be conscious of remarks like these being utilised in the workplace and ensure that “banter” is not creating an uncomfortable or offensive environment for any staff members.

Contributor: Kate Palmer, Peninsula UK | Published: 24 September 2021

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Employers warned as lasting power of attorney cases rise

There is a 50 percent rise in the number of LPA cases in the past 12 months, with the simple legal procedure providing a form of insurance for those who are concerned about losing mental capacity as a result of a brain injury, accident, illness or simply old age.

Contributor: Tasnim Khalid | Published: 17 November 2017

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The curious sacking on England women’s coach Sampson

A safeguarding assessment into the allegations, which were made in 2014, found no threat and Sampson had previously been cleared to continue working as a football coach.

Contributor: Enrique Garcia | Published: 26 September 2017

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Asperger’s – psychometric test placed candidate at disadvantage

In the Government Legal Service v Brookes the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed the earlier decision of the Employment Tribunal, that a candidate required to carry out a psychometric test as part of a recruitment process, was placed at a particular disadvantage because she had Asperger's syndrome. Simon deMaid, Employment Law Partner with Howes Percival comments.

Contributor: Simon deMaid | Published: 18 May 2017