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In this case, the Court of Appeal was asked to consider when notice of termination takes effect when an employee’s contract was silent on when notice was deemed to be given. Ms Haywood worked for the Newcastle Primary Care NHS Trust. On 1 April 2011...
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Ms Achbita was employed as a receptionist by G4S in Belgium. Internal company guidelines stated that employees were not allowed to wear symbols of “political, religious or philosophical significance” in the workplace, and Ms Achbita was banned...
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Ms O’Brien worked for Bolton St Catherine’s Academy, a school in Greater Manchester.  In March 2011 she was assaulted by a pupil at the school.  Although she did not suffer long-term physical injuries, the assault triggered an acute...
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Ms Brooks applied for a job as a trainee lawyer at the Government Legal Service (GLS). At the first stage of recruitment, all applicants were required to complete a multiple choice test exploring the candidates’ ‘situational judgment’. Ms...
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Mr Essop worked for the Home Office.  Home Office employees have to pass an exam known as the “Core Skills Assessment”  (CSA) in order to be eligible for promotion.  It was common ground that ethnic minority candidates and those...
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Tax-free childcare is the new government scheme to help working parents with the cost of childcare.  It is starting from 28 April this year, but there hasn’t yet been much publicity about it. We have summarised the key points of the new system...
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The High Court has found two ex-employees liable for breaching the duty of confidence owed to their ex-employer but awarded only £2 in damages, even though the ex-employer was claiming £15 million, in Marathon Asset Management LLP and another v...
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Mr Baker was employed by Peninsula as an employment lawyer. He was referred to an occupational health doctor after he told his manager that he thought he might be dyslexic. The doctor recommended reasonable adjustments and said that the Claimant was likely...
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The EAT has given some useful guidance for employers regarding the relationship between stress at work and the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010 in Herry v Dudley Metropolitan Council and Governing Body of Hillcrest School UKEAT/0101/16 ...
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In Taylor v Ladbrokes Betting and Gaming Ltd UKEAT/0353/15, Mr Taylor brought a claim of disability discrimination after he was dismissed in November 2014. At a preliminary hearing, the ET was asked whether his type 2 diabetes was a disability under the...
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