Sunday is not a day of rest: Christian discrimination appeal dismissed – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The Employment Tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and now the Court of Appeal have all agreed that an employer was justified in requiring a Christian to work on Sundays in Mba v London Borough of Merton.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 17th December 2013

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Christian Celestina Mba loses Sunday shifts appeal – BBC News

‘A Christian care worker who claimed she was forced to leave her job after refusing to work Sundays because of her faith has lost her legal appeal.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sitting in the garden may be pleasant but it’s no holiday – Hardwicke Chambers

‘For a case about garden leave, the apparently aptly named (the irony comes later) employee was a Mr Holliday. He is a stockbroker. On 5 July 2013 he gave notice to his employers that he was intending to leave to join a competitor. On 10 July 2013 he was placed on garden leave. The contract under which he worked had been amended in 2008. It provided for 12 months garden leave on notice to terminate being given. At the same time, his salary was tripled from £40,000 to £120,000 per year. He had an exit interview on 29 July 2013, the purpose of which was to ensure he understood the conditions of his garden leave.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 22nd November 2013

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Garden Leave and Gandhi – Littleton Chambers

Posted November 19th, 2013 in constructive dismissal, contract of employment, employment, injunctions, news by sally

“One of the mysteries of garden leave is why this area of jurisprudence exists at all. At least from the perspective of this self-employed, occasionally indolent barrister – for whom paid holidays are an unrealisable dream – the prospect of being paid (often a substantial salary) for months on end to do nothing sounds too good to be true. What’s not to like?”

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Littleton Chambers, 11th November 2013

Source: www.littletonchambers.com

Christian woman to sue for right not to work on Sundays – The Independent

“A devout Christian woman is set to fight for her right not to work on Sunday this week when her case is heard at the Court of Appeal.”

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The Independent, 20th October 2013

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Black worker awarded £27,000 after hearing colleague referred to as golliwog – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 5th, 2013 in compensation, complaints, constructive dismissal, harassment, news, racism by sally

“A black worker has been awarded £27,000 in compensation after being forced to listen to a colleague being routinely referred to as a golliwog.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Singh v Reading Borough Council – WLR Daily

Singh v Reading Borough Council [2013] EWCA Civ 909; [2013] WLR (D) 306

“An employer’s improper activities in gathering evidence for the purpose of defending a claim of discrimination brought by an employee were not covered by judicial proceedings immunity.”

WLR Daily, 25th July 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

A lot of Wonga – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

“Papiss Cisse’s dispute with Newcastle United Football Club about wearing the official shirt sponsor’s logo raises some important questions for sports lawyers.”

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 15th July 2013

Source: www.sportslawbulletin.org

Dental nurse wins case after being given written warning for eating apple – Daily Telegraph

“A dental nurse who was given a written warning by bosses for eating an apple has won a case for constructive dismissal against the surgery.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th May 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Sunday working case does not establish that all religious discrimination claims will fail – OUT-LAW.com

“A tribunal’s refusal to allow the constructive dismissal claim of a Christian care worker who was required to work on Sundays does not establish that Sunday working will never amount to indirect religious discrimination, an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th January 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

Christian who refused Sunday work was not constructively dismissed – Richard Wayman – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 11th, 2013 in Christianity, constructive dismissal, news, religious discrimination by tracey

“Mba v London Borough Of Merton (Religion or Belief Discrimination) [2012] UKEAT 0332/12/1312 (13 December 2012). The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has dismissed the appeal of a Christian care worker against the decision of an Employment Tribunal that she was not constructively dismissed as a result of her refusal to work on Sundays.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th January 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Christians and working on Sundays: what the tribunal really said – The Guardian

“Written rulings should be published when tribunals give judgments in order to properly inform public debate.”

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The Guardian, 10th Janaury 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ex-UK Border Force chief Brodie Clark settles legal dispute with Home Office – The Guardian

Posted March 16th, 2012 in constructive dismissal, immigration, news by tracey

“The former head of the UK Border Force who resigned over last year’s security row has reached an out-of-court settlement with the Home Office in which neither side admits any liability or wrongdoing.”

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The Guardian, 16th March 2012

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Christian loses employment tribunal over Sunday working – BBC News

“A Christian woman who claimed she was forced to leave her job because she was made to work on Sundays, has lost her case against Merton Council.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK borders chief will win constructive dismissal case, Home Office lawyers say – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2011 in constructive dismissal, ministers' powers and duties, news, passports, visas by sally

“Home Office lawyers have advised ministers that Brodie Clark, the senior civil servant at the centre of the passport checks row, will win his case for constructive dismissal against Theresa May, the home secretary.”

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The Guardian, 9th November 2011

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Maid loses compensation claim over ‘malicious lies’ – The Independent

“A maid who accused her wealthy employers of treating her like a slave lost her compensation claim after being found to have told ‘malicious lies.’ ”

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The Independent, 5th November 2010

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Bournemouth University Higher Education Corpn v Buckland – WLR Daily

Bournemouth University Higher Education Corpn v Buckland [2010] EWCA Civ 121; [2010] WLR (D) 51

“A repudiatory breach of contract, once it had happened, could not be cured by the contract breaker.”

WLR Daily, 24th February 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Prison psychologist ‘found dismembered Barbie dolls by her car’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 8th, 2009 in constructive dismissal, intimidation, news, sex discrimination by sally

“A prison psychologist found dismembered Barbie dolls lying next to her car as part of a campaign of intimidation to drive her out of her job, a tribunal has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2009

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Kevin Keegan awarded £2m for constructive dismissal by Newcastle – The Guardian

Posted October 2nd, 2009 in constructive dismissal, contract of employment, news, sport by sally

“Kevin Keegan has been awarded £2m plus interest after an independent arbitration panel found that he was constructively dismissed by Newcastle United in September 2008. Newcastle must pay the former England coach this compensation within seven days.”

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2009

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Claim against air firm dismissed – BBC News

Posted June 5th, 2009 in constructive dismissal, contracts, news, sex discrimination by sally

“A tribunal has dismissed a cabin crew boss’s claim that she was forced to employ only young, slim, single women to crew private aircraft.”

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BBC News, 5th June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk