Starbucks employee wins dyslexia discrimination case – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2016 in dyslexia, employment tribunals, learning difficulties, news by sally

‘A woman with dyslexia has won a disability discrimination case against her employer Starbucks after she was accused of falsifying documents.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2016

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Tribunal rules against doctor who made 99 claims against NHS – The Guardian

‘The conduct of a doctor who began 99 employment tribunal claims against the NHS in eight months fell “far below the standards to be expected” and was likely to “erode public confidence in the profession”, a disciplinary tribunal has ruled.
The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) found Dr Farhan Hussain Zaidi’s fitness to practice was impaired by his misconduct and imposed conditions on his registration for 12 months.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2016

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Whistleblower judge: austerity policies have made courts dangerous – The Guardian

‘A district judge who is suing the Ministry of Justice after whistleblowing her complaints about courtroom dangers – death threats, violent claimants and hostage-taking – has spoken out for the first time about her experience of an under-resourced justice system.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2016

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Disabled workers can’t afford justice to deal with workplace harassment – The Guardian

‘Since the government introduced fees for employment tribunals, together with legal aid cuts, disabled people have increasingly been unable to have their cases heard.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2016

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Firearms officer wins case against Cleveland police over racism – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2015 in employment tribunals, hearsay evidence, news, police, race discrimination, racism by tracey

‘PC Nadeem Saddique, who guarded Tony Blair and royal family members, wins employment tribunal after complaining to his inspector in 2011 over incidents.’

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The Guardian, 25th November 2015

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Employment tribunal fees ‘may put off claimants’ – BBC News

‘The father of three sisters who brought employment claims against an award-winning chef has said tribunal fees could put people off filing a dispute.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2015

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Gay canon Jeremy Pemberton was not discriminated against – BBC News

‘A gay clergyman prevented from taking up a post as a hospital chaplain was not discriminated against, an employment tribunal panel has ruled.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2015

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Solicitor expelled from profession for lying about ‘progress’ of cases that had actually been struck out – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who deceived his firm and his clients for 13 months into thinking that he was pursuing their group employment tribunal (ET) claims, when in fact they had been struck out because of his inactivity, has been removed from the profession.’

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Legal Futures, 14th October 2015

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Ramphal v Department for Transport – Littleton Chambers

‘In Ramphal v Department for Transport, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) provided clear guidance on the extent of the role that human resources (HR) departments may legitimately perform during a disciplinary procedure.’

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Littleton Chambers, 7th October 2015

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Can access to justice in employment disputes be restored by a new single jurisdiction? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted September 21st, 2015 in costs, dispute resolution, employment tribunals, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘In 2013 radical changes were introduced to the Employment Tribunal system, which, since its inception in the 1970s, had enabled employees to bring their disputes before a legally qualified Chairman free of charge. Since 2013 legal costs have been incurred automatically upon issuing proceedings. Before issuing proceedings the parties have an opportunity to reach a settlement via the ACAS early conciliation process. But there may be little incentive for an employer to engage in a conciliated settlement, where the employee is unlikely to be able to afford the tribunal fees.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 18th September 2015

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Law Society in England calls for ‘radical’ employment tribunal reform – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK employment tribunal system is in need of “radical” restructuring if it is to work fairly and efficiently for employees, employers and the broader administration of justice, according to the Law Society of England and Wales.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th September 2015

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Regina (Unison) v Lord Chancellor, (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) (Nos 1 and 2) – WLR Daily

Regina (Unison) v Lord Chancellor, (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening)(Nos 1 and 2)[2015] EWCA Civ 935; [2015] WLR (D) 370

‘The Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013 whereby fees were payable by a claimant or appellant on the commencement of a claim or an appeal and also in advance of the final hearing unless they were entitled to a remission on account of limited means was lawful and not discriminatory.’

WLR Daily, 26th August 2015

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Society: overhaul employment tribunals and scrap fees – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 8th, 2015 in employment tribunals, fees, Law Society, news by sally

‘Radical changes to the employment tribunal structure are needed to ensure unlawful workplace practices do not go unpunished, the Law Society has said.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th September 2015

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EAT: employee on ‘permanent’ sick leave did not transfer to new employer under TUPE – OUT-LAW.com

‘The job of a telecoms engineer on long-term sick leave with little prospect of returning to work did not transfer to a new employer as he was not “assigned” to the team when the team he worked as a part of was transferred to another service provider, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th September 2015

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Employment tribunal fees challenge dismissed by UK Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 2nd, 2015 in appeals, employment, employment tribunals, fees, news, trade unions by sally

‘UNISON’s case against the government’s introduction of employment tribunal fees could be heading for the UK’s highest court after the Court of Appeal rejected the union’s legal challenge to the policy.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th August 2015

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Gay priest forced to wait for verdict in church discrimination tribunal – The Guardian

‘A clergyman who wed his partner in a same-sex marriage may have to wait until next year to find out whether a decision by the church to remove his right to officiate was discriminatory.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2015

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Unison plans Supreme Court appeal after latest setback on employment tribunal fees – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 28th, 2015 in appeals, employment tribunals, fees, news, Supreme Court, trade unions by sally

‘Unison has applied for permission to take its legal challenge to the Government’s introduction of employment tribunal fees to the Supreme Court, after the Court of Appeal this week rejected the union’s claims.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th August 2015

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On fairness and principle: the legacy of ZZ re-examined – Michael Rhimes – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Kiani v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 776 (21 July 2015). In my last post on UKHRB I commented on developments in UK, ECHR and EU jurisprudence relating to procedural fairness in the context of national security.
The developments in this recent case offer some further interesting thoughts on the topic.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th August 2015

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Gillingham and chairman Paul Scally fined £75,000 for ‘race victimisation’ – The Guardian

‘Gillingham and their chairman, Paul Scally, have each been fined £75,000 for “race victimisation” relating to the departure of the striker Mark McCammon in 2011.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2015

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Officer who challenged racism in police cleared of sexual assault charges – The Guardian

‘A retired Asian officer who fought racism in the police has been cleared of sexually assaulting a prisoner almost 30 years ago after claiming the charges against him were part of a vendetta by Scotland Yard.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2015

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