Black female officer discriminated against by Met Police, tribunal finds – Daily Telegraph

‘Britain’s biggest force faces a large compensation claim as a tribunal rules Carol Howard was treated unfairly because of her sex and race.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2014

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Agbenowossi-Koffi v Donvand Ltd (t/a Gullivers Travel Associates) – WLR Daily

Agbenowossi-Koffi v Donvand Ltd (t/a Gullivers Travel Associates): [2014] EWCA Civ 855; [2014] WLR (D) 282

‘Where a claim of race discrimination had been dismissed on limitation grounds those allegations could not be repeated in a second claim together with additional allegations which could have been included in the first claim but had not been, in order to avoid the limitation defence by founding a claim based on conduct extending over a period of time. The second claim was an abuse of process.’

WLR Daily, 24th June 2014

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Dreadlock holiday pay – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted June 26th, 2014 in EC law, employment tribunals, holiday pay, news, remuneration, working time by sally

’10cc were a great band – from a decade of great bands of course – “Dreadlock holiday” an iconic track and I don’t like cricket, no no, I love it. So what a joy to be able to reference this title to a very significant employment case reported last week. How come? Well the pun starts here: (1) the case is Lock v British Gas Trading Limited (2) it is all about holiday pay and (3) employers will dread its implications.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 10th June 2014

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Burrell v Micheldever Tyre Services Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted June 5th, 2014 in appeals, employment tribunals, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

Burrell v Micheldever Tyre Services Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 716; [2014] WLR (D) 241

‘The Employment Appeal Tribunal could contain the application of the conventional approach to remittal in a number of ways, namely by (i) being robust when applying that approach, (ii) encouraging parties to consent to the Appeal Tribunal disposing of the case itself and (iii) limiting the scope of any remittal made.’

WLR Daily, 23rd May 2014

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Court of Appeal: EAT’s role is not to rule on employment cases on their merits – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 5th, 2014 in appeals, employment tribunals, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘The role of the UK’s Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) is generally limited to ruling on the lawfulness of an employment tribunal’s decisions rather than making its own assessment of a case, the Court of Appeal has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th June 2014

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Bone v North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – WLR Daily

Posted May 22nd, 2014 in appeals, employment tribunals, jurisdiction, law reports, trade unions by sally

Bone v North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust [2014] EWCA Civ 652; [2014] WLR (D) 214

‘It was not necessary in a claim for detriment under section 146(1) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 for the independence of the relevant trade union to be established in order for an employment tribunal to have jurisdiction.’

WLR Daily, 15th May 2014

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Requirement to work in different location not pre-2014 TUPE “workforce” change, says EAT – OUT-LAW.com

‘Employees who were required to work in a different location after their work was outsourced were not exempted from legal protections aimed at such workers under pre-2014 rules, the UK’s employment appeal tribunal (EAT) has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st May 2014

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Discrimination and political membership – should we revisit Redfearn? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Under Art 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950, freedom of association is protected. In Redfearn v UK it was held that the UK government had violated Mr Redfearn’s Art 11 right as the UK had not taken reasonable measures to protect employees such as him from dismissal on grounds of political affiliation. The government’s response, although following a suggestion of the court, could mean that the wider issues in Redfearn may yet have to be visited again.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 12th May 2014

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Jafri v Lincoln College – WLR Daily

Posted May 1st, 2014 in appeals, employment, employment tribunals, law reports by sally

Jafri v Lincoln College [2014] EWCA Civ 449; [2014] WLR (D) 178

‘When the Employment Appeal Tribunal detected a legal error by an employment tribunal, it had to remit the case unless it was able, without itself making any factual assessment or judgment as to the merits, either to conclude that the error could not have affected the result, or to conclude what different result there must have been without the error.’

WLR Daily, 16th April 2014

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EAT not usually entitled to resolve factual disagreements in UK employment cases, Court of Appeal rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 25th, 2014 in appeals, employment tribunals, news by sally

‘The UK’s Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) will not normally be able to resolve factual disagreements between parties involved in an employment dispute without parties’ permission, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th April 2014

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Male employees sue university for alleged sexual discrimination, claiming unequal pay to women – The Independent

’26 men are suing a Welsh university over allegations that they have been victims of sexual discrimination in the work place and received unequal pay to their female counterparts.’

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The Independent, 18th April 2014

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Changes to UK laws aim to further curb number of cases going to employment tribunal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 8th, 2014 in arbitration, dispute resolution, employment tribunals, fees, news by sally

‘Employees with a grievance against their employers will have to consider participation in a dispute resolution scheme run by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) before they can lodge a claim before an employment tribunal under changes to UK law that have come into force.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th April 2014

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Not sex discrimination to dismiss employee for post-natal depression absence after maternity leave finished, says UK EAT – OUT-LAW.com

‘It was neither sex discrimination nor discrimination related to pregnancy or maternity leave to dismiss an employee for excessive absences due to post-natal depression that took place after her maternity leave had ended, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th March 2014

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Purple Parking workers win ageism battle after dozens sacked for ‘being too old’ – The Independent

‘Britain’s biggest airport car parking company, Purple Parking, has admitted age discrimination against its workers after it sacked dozens of them for being too old.’

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The Independent, 10th March 2014

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Tribunal fees regime rolls on. For now… – 13 KBW Employment

‘The union challenge to the Tribunal fees regime was seen off by Chambers’ own Susan Chan, representing the Lord Chancellor as sole counsel, who herself enjoys a busy employment practice. For obvious reasons she is unable to comment on the matter herself. Though of course a public law case, there can scarcely have been a judicial review decision in recent memory of more interest to the employment practitioner.’

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13 KBW Employment, 7th March 2014

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Police forces appeal against A19 retirement ruling – BBC News

‘Five police forces have appealed against a ruling that their use of a regulation to make older officers retire was not “proportionate”.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

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Regina (UNISON) v Lord Chancellor (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted February 12th, 2014 in appeals, EC law, employment tribunals, equality, judicial review, law reports by sally

Regina (UNISON) v Lord Chancellor (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) [2014] EWHC 218 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 57

‘The level of fees to be paid under the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013 did not breach European Union principles of effectiveness or equivalence.’

WLR Daily, 7th February 2014

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Age discrimination in the police force – the A19 test case – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 12th, 2014 in age discrimination, employment tribunals, news, police, retirement by sally

‘In the recent police A19 test case, the Employment Tribunal unanimously found, “that the practice of requiring the retirement of nearly all officers in the Forces who could be required to retire under Regulation A19 of the Police Pensions Regulations 1987 was not a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim”, and therefore amounted to age discrimination.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 11th February 2014

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UNISON’s employment tribunal fees challenge dismissed, but impact of new regime not yet apparent, says High Court – OUT-LAW.com

‘A trade union’s legal challenge to the introduction of fees to bring a case to an employment tribunal has been dismissed by the High Court.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th February 2014

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Claimant faces record costs after tribunal – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 10th, 2014 in costs, disclosure, employment tribunals, equality, local government, news by tracey

‘An employment tribunal has ordered a claimant who unsuccessfully took a local authority to tribunal to pay record costs for an individual.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th February 2014

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