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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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The government’s review of Employment Tribunal fees has been published, which shows that the fall in claims has been significantly greater than expected. The review does not say that people have been prevented from bringing claims, although many have...
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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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In Adesokan v Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 22 an employee was dismissed for gross misconduct following a disciplinary process regarding his omission to correct the conduct of another employee, which Sainsbury’s found to be gross...
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Date Upcoming change 07-Mar-17 FCA and PRA final rules on regulatory references in financial services sector come into force Mar-17 Court of Appeal scheduled to hear Unison’s application to appeal to the Supreme Court...
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Mr Edwards, a car salesman, was dismissed in November 2014 for gross misconduct. When the employer made its decision, it took into account an existing final written warning for misconduct on his file.  Both instances of misconduct related to paperwork...
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An NHS trust dismissed Mrs Farren (a nurse working in A&E) in October 2014 after an incident in May of that year in which she had administered drugs to distressed family members of a patient. She had not followed the trust’s policy for medicines...
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Following the Uber judgment late last year, 2017 opens with more implications for the “gig economy” – the handle given to the increasingly popular working arrangement whereby people work on a job-by-job basis, often facilitated by...
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Following a company Christmas party a number of the employees had further drinks in the bar of the hotel they were staying at.  Things got a bit heated at the ‘after party’ and the Managing Director punched an employee twice, resulting in...
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The BBC gave Mr Bandara a final written warning in November 2013. Shortly afterwards, the BBC dismissed Mr Bandara for gross misconduct following a separate bullying allegation. In doing so, the BBC took the final written warning into account. Mr Bandara...
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