Claims Of Homophobic Discrimination At Work Double In A Year – Rights Info

Posted September 19th, 2018 in employment, employment tribunals, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

‘The number of people claiming to have suffered homophobic discrimination of work has almost doubled in the last year, according to The Times.’

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Rights Info, 18th September 2018

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Morrisons faces employment tribunal claim over equal pay – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2018 in employment tribunals, equal pay, news, women by tracey

‘Morrisons is the latest major supermarket group to be challenged over equal pay for its shop floor workers in a claim which could cost the retailer an estimated £1bn if successful. The law firm Leigh Day said it was seeking compensation for shop workers – predominantly women – who believe they are paid less than the mostly male workers in Morrisons’ warehouses.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2018

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Tribunals must “proceed with care” over wasted costs orders where privilege is not waived – Litigation Futures

Posted September 4th, 2018 in costs, employment tribunals, negligence, news, privilege, tribunals, wasted costs orders by sally

‘Employment tribunals should generally give the benefit of doubt to a legal representative facing a wasted costs applications where their client refuses to waive privilege, the president of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has decided.’

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Litigation Futures, 31st August 2018

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Kieran Wilson on Case Management, Lists of Issues, and the Need to Know Your Case From the Start – Littleton Chambers

Posted August 7th, 2018 in case management, employment, employment tribunals, news by sally

‘Case management is not typically regarded as the most glamorous aspect of litigation. This is understandable, since parties’ eyes are often fixed on the drama and stakes of the final hearing.’

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Littleton Chambers, 26th June 2018

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Analysing and Pleading Whistleblowing Claims Following the Court of Appeal’s Decision in Kilraine – Littleton Chambers

Posted August 7th, 2018 in employment tribunals, news, pleadings, whistleblowers by sally

‘As most employment lawyers will testify, whistleblowing claims are easy to allege, but hard to prove and even harder to win.’

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Littleton Chambers, 16th July 2018

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One year on: 80% of tribunal refunds unpaid – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 1st, 2018 in delay, employment tribunals, fees, news, repayment by sally

‘Thousands of claimants who paid fees to bring an employment tribunal claim continue to be out of pocket one year on from a damning Supreme Court ruling that rendered fees unlawful.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 30th July 2018

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Outlawing caste discrimination – the Government says “No” – Law & Religion UK

Posted July 24th, 2018 in employment tribunals, human rights, news, race discrimination by tracey

‘In 2013, s.9(5)(a) of the Equality Act 2010 was amended to impose a duty to introduce specific legal protection to make caste an aspect of race for the purposes of the Act: it currently reads. “[A Minister of the Crown] must by order amend this section so as to provide for caste to be an aspect of race”. The Government contended, however, that the subsequent Employment Appeal Tribunal judgment in Chandhok & Anor v Tirkey [2014] UKEAT 0190/14/1912 “established that many of the facts relevant in considering caste in many of its forms might be equally capable of being considered as part of a person’s ethnic origins, which is already part of the existing race provisions within the Act”.’

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Law & Religion UK, 24th July 2018

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Appeal right essential where employee dismissed over right to work – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 5th, 2018 in appeals, dismissal, employment, employment tribunals, immigration, news by tracey

‘An employee who is dismissed for being unable to prove the right to work in the UK ought to be given a right of appeal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th July 2018

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Disabled teacher who showed horror film to class wins £646k payout – Local Government Lawyer

‘A disabled teacher who showed the 18-rated film Halloween to a class of 15- and 16-year-olds has had his claim for discrimination arising from disability upheld in the Court of Appeal and is reportedly set to receive a £646,000 payout.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th May 2018

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MoJ “considering wider impact” of employment tribunal fees ruling as it ramps up refund efforts – Litigation Futures

Posted May 3rd, 2018 in courts, employment tribunals, fees, judgments, news, repayment by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is taking legal advice on the wider implications of last year’s Supreme Court ruling that the introduction of employment tribunal fees was unlawful, it has emerged.’

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Litigation Futures, 3rd May 2018

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Employment tribunal vindicates law firm’s denial that former employee was disabled – Legal Futures

‘A judge has dismissed a claim by a law firm paralegal that he was the victim of disability discrimination, finding he had “dishonestly” altered a document about his medical condition and that, in any case, he had not told his employer about his supposed post-traumatic stress disorder.’

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Legal Futures, 18th April 2018

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Litigant’s claim struck out for discussing case during break in giving evidence – a cautionary tale – Transparency Project

Posted April 19th, 2018 in appeals, BBC, employment tribunals, evidence, media, news, striking out, witnesses by sally

‘It’s one of the cardinal rules of court procedure: once you’ve entered the witness box and started to give evidence, you mustn’t discuss the case with anyone outside court, if there’s a break in the proceedings, until you’ve finished giving evidence.’

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Transparency Project, 15th April 2018

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Paralegal subjected to f-word tirades by senior partner wins harassment claims – Legal Futures

‘A paralegal who was subjected to a “long accumulation of abuse” by the senior partner of a London law firm was the victim of harassment on the grounds of age and sex, an employment tribunal has found.’

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Legal Futures, 1st March 2018

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Ministry of Justice pays out nearly £2m in first two months of employment tribunal fee refund scheme – Litigation Futures

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in employment tribunals, fees, news, repayment by sally

‘The government repaid £1.8m to employment tribunal claimants in the first two months of the scheme set up in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling tribunal fees unlawful, it has revealed.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th January 2018

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Leading employment law provider unfairly dismissed senior employee, tribunal finds – Legal Futures

‘The leading unregulated provider of employment law services unfairly dismissed a senior employee, an employment tribunal has found.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd January 2018

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Put constitutional right of access to justice at heart of LASPO review, MPs say – Legal Futures

‘The government review of its legal aid reforms should reflect this summer’s Supreme Court ruling on access to justice as a constitutional right, the justice select committee said.’

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Legal Futures, 21st December 2017

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Tribunal fee repayment scheme to last two years and cost £2m to run – Litigation Futures

Posted December 20th, 2017 in employment tribunals, fees, news, repayment by sally

‘Repaying fees to employment tribunal claimants will continue for up to two years and cost the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) between £1.8m and £2m to administer, it has emerged.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th December 2017

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Businesses fear rise in ‘vexatious’ tribunal claims – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 20th, 2017 in employment tribunals, fees, news, vexatious litigants by sally

‘Nine out of 10 companies believe that the removal of employment tribunal fees will lead to a rise in weak or misguided claims, a survey for an employers’ lobby group has concluded.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th December 2017

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Three judges sue Ministry of Justice for race discrimination – The Guardian

‘Three judges from black and Asian backgrounds are suing the Ministry of Justice for race discrimination and victimisation, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2017

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EAT decision shows employers must take care over changes to collective terms, expert warns – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 18th, 2017 in appeals, consultations, employment tribunals, news, trade unions by sally

‘Employers keen to make changes to employee terms and conditions but who are unable to come to an agreement with a recognised trade union must be wary of collective bargaining laws, an expert has warned.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th December 2017

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