Employment Tribunal Rules In Favour Of Employees Who Claimed Their Manager Made A Racist Remark At Work

In the Leeds employment tribunal case of Miss S Kaur and Miss S Rehman v Mr J Woodhouse and Capita Retail Finance Services Ltd, two employees (Kaur and Rehman) alleged...


Former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Partner Ordered To Pay £235,000 Following Sexual Activity With ‘Incapacitated’ Colleague

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has ruled that Ryan Beckwith, a former Partner at one of London’s high profile law firms, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, has to pay a £35,000 fine...


The Collapse Of Thomas Cook – Employees’ Rights To Payment

On 23 September 2019, it was announced that Thomas Cook had entered compulsory liquidation after the Court granted a winding up order which will subsequently lead to the company being...


Whistleblowing – Reasonable Belief In Public Interest

In cases concerning whistleblowing (protected disclosures), it is sufficient for the employee to have a reasonable belief that the disclosure is in the public interest? This is illustrated by the...


Injury To Feelings Award

In successful claims for discrimination and for detrimental treatment after whistle blowing, the Tribunal can award damages for injury to feelings. The level of compensation is set out in bandings...


Financial Conduct Authority Discriminated Against Worker With Kidney Disease

A Financial Conduct Authority employee with kidney disease who was given a poor appraisal score (and as a result, was denied a pay rise) because of his performance was discriminated...


Pregnant Woman Wins Unlawful Discrimination Claim Against Employer

In a recent Northern Irish employment law case, a tribunal was asked to consider an unlawful discrimination claim from a woman who was dismissed by her employer when she was...


Can You Discriminate Against Someone Because They Are Vegetarian?

No, held the Employment Tribunal in the recent case of Mr G Conisbee v Crossley Farms Limited and Others. Mr G Conisbee v Crossley Farms Background In order for a...


Worker Wins Sex Discrimination Case Against BNP Paribas

An Employment Tribunal has ruled in favour of a Financial Product Manager who brought a claim for sex discrimination, victimisation and unequal pay against her former employer, French bank BNP...


Labour Put Forward Plans For Improved Worker Rights

Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has proposed a new plan which would create a considerable repositioning of employment and trade union laws should he become the UK’s next Prime Minister. The...


Agency Workers Rights – Can An Agency Worker Expect The Same Number Of Work Hours As Those Given To Permanent Employees?

The Agency Worker Regulations 2010 were introduced to tackle and reduce the mistreatment and discrimination of agency workers in the workplace and redress the balance in basic terms and conditions,...


Reasonable Adjustments – Must An Employer Have Knowledge Of Disability?

Part 5 of the Equality Act 2010 protects employees against disability discrimination, harassment and victimisation and further places upon an employer a duty to make reasonable adjustments for those who...