Tag: Employment law
Tribunal rejects claim by employee sacked for refusing to wear a mask
In a legal first, the Employment Tribunal has decided whether it was fair for an employer to dismiss an employee who refused to wear a mask when making site deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic.
This is the most sensible guidance on remote hearings that I’ve read so far📱👌🏽
Much has written about remote video hearings since the COVID-19 lockdown and there remain plenty of issues to consider. New, handy guidance from the Employment Tribunal offers a bunch of tips for better video hearings.
Court of Appeal clarifies what acts are covered by disability discrimination claims
The Court of Appeal has clarified what disabled claimants bringing claims for reasonable adjustments or indirect disability discrimination need to show, in order to establish that a ‘provision, criteria or practice’ (PCP) has been applied to them. ‘One-off’ decisions will not necessarily be enough.
Why I keep having to get my red pen out with these EAT ‘right to work’ judgments ❌
A employee has won their appeal against a Tribunal decision dismissing their claim for unpaid wages and discrimination in a dispute over the ‘right to work’ as it applies to EU immigration laws. But the appeal judgement appears to contain some omissions.
NHS boss sacked for airing anti-LGBT beliefs loses discrimination complaints
In an era of identity politics where ‘culture wars’ pit minority groups against one another, how can the Equality Act 2010 achieve fair and balanced outcomes? This case offers some answers.
Exploited migrant worker paid £4.52 per day wins epic Court of Appeal battle against ex-employer
In this judgment, the Court of Appeal gives important guidance on the defence of illegality of contract in the context of the UK’s ‘right to work’ system for non-EU national workers and employees.
Was Barclays to blame for doctor’s alleged historic sexual assaults?
In principle yes, according to the Court of Appeal in a claim brought by current and former employees over alleged sexual assaults by a doctor that Barclays Bank instructed to perform compulsory medical tests. [Trigger warning: refers to incidents of historic sexual assault].
Domino’s Pizza delivery person wins appeal against ‘right to work’ dismissal
Employers and Judges are confused over how the ‘right to work’ legislation – a key part of Theresa May’s hostile environment policy – actually works.