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In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal found that the removal of an “outdated and unjustified” contractual allowance after a transfer was not void under TUPE.   The claimants were electricians who had ultimately transferred from...
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In a highly anticipated Supreme Court decision, it was held that there was no direct discrimination by Ashers Bakery against Mr Lee for refusing to decorate a cake with the message “Support Gay Marriage”.    The Supreme Court reversed...
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In this case the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that an employee had not given valid notice of her resignation, meaning that she had been dismissed by her employer. Facts  Mrs Levy was employed in the records department of one of the Trust’s...
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This case demonstrates how legal advice to a client on how to conceal an act of discrimination is likely to engage the “iniquity principle” therefore losing the right to privilege. Background Legal advice is usually exempt from...
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The Employment Appeal Tribunal finds that an employment tribunal did have jurisdiction to hear a claim filed late by an individual, despite the fact that her original claim (filed on time) contained an error which had not been spotted by her solicitor. Ms...
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Introduction An employer will give an employee grounds for a potential victimisation claim when it subjects them to unfavourable treatment because they have done (or it believes they have done or will do) a protected act. Protected acts in this context...
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Introduction Nottingham City Council stopped their usual incremental pay progression for employees, without asking for their consent. They said that the alternative would be a large number of compulsory redundancies. The pay freeze was opposed by trade...
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Introduction ‘Negotiating damages’ refers to a type of remedy that, in the employment field, is most appropriate where a party has breached restrictive covenants or confidentiality obligations, particularly on the sale of a business, but it is...
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The Court of Appeal has confirmed that an employer may be liable for a claim of discrimination arising from disability, even if it was not aware that that the employee’s misconduct arose from their disability. The employee was an English teacher who...
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The EAT has decided that giving a written warning for sickness absence to a disabled employee was an act of discrimination arising from her disability. The judge had noted that the employee had been treated with great sensitivity, and she was permitted to...
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