Firm to pay £26,500 to worker sacked for not coming in on Jewish holiday – Law Society’s Gazette

‘An employment tribunal has ordered that a firm pay around £26,500 to a Jewish employee sacked after he did not come to work on Passover.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th March 2022

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Equal pay litigation in retail – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 3rd, 2022 in employment tribunals, equal pay, equality, news, women by sally

‘It was back in the 1970s when equal pay legislation was introduced, and it is 12 years since the regulations were rebranded within the Equality Act 2010. So how far have we come in the quest for equal pay? If you are a female store-based supermarket worker, not far, it would seem.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 25th February 2022

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Happy Birthday: Unfair Dismissal at 50 – by Hugh Collins – UK Labour Law

Posted March 3rd, 2022 in employment, employment tribunals, news, trade unions, unfair dismissal by sally

‘Half a century ago, on the 28th of February 1972, the provisions of the Industrial Relations Act 1971 that established an employee’s statutory right not to be unfairly dismissed came into force. To mark this anniversary, I offer some reflections on the significance and impact of this major legal innovation.’

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UK Labour Law, 3rd March 2022

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SDT, BTAS and other tribunals face hefty bills after appeal court ruling – Legal Futures

Posted February 28th, 2022 in appeals, barristers, contract of employment, employment, employment tribunals, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that a barrister who sat as a tribunal chair for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) was a “worker” and entitled to sickness and holiday pay.’

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Legal Futures, 28th February 2022

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A case management plea from the EAT – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 7th, 2022 in appeals, case management, employment, employment tribunals, local government, news by tracey

‘Nicholas Siddall QC analyses a recent judgment of the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the guidance there given as to the correct approach to case management by an Employment Tribunal.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th February 2022

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Great Ormond Street Hospital cleaners take legal action after ‘being paid less than white colleagues’ – The Independent

‘Dozens of ethnic minority cleaners are taking legal action against a world-leading children’s hospital having accused the organisation of denying them NHS contracts that would offer a higher wage as well as benefits such as overtime, sick pay, holiday pay and access to the NHS pension scheme.’

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The Independent, 27th January 2022

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Court of Appeal rules equity partner’s demotion was not conduct extending over a period but a one-off act with continuing consequences – Farrar’s Building

‘Claimants wishing to bring a discrimination claim under the Equality Act 2010 must do so within 3 months of the discriminatory conduct. Claimants can bring their claim in respect of conduct extending beyond 3 months if the conduct was a sequence of events and the last chain in the event occurred within 3 months of the claim. But when is conduct extending over a period and when is the conduct simply a one-off act with continuing consequences? In Parr v MSR Partners LLP (Formerly Moore Stephens LLP) and Others [2022] EWCA Civ 24, the Court of Appeal held that an equity partner’s demotion to salaried partner was not a continuing act even if he suffered losses many years after the demotion. The demotion was the point at which limitation ran.’

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Farrar's Building, 19th January 2022

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Government breached duty over solicitor-judge’s disability struggles – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The government has been criticised by an employment tribunal for a “lack of coordination and pre-planning” that resulted in a solicitor-judge bringing a disability discrimination challenge against the justice secretary over her struggles to secure reasonable adjustments.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 17th January 2022

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High Court strikes out law professor’s libel claims – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has struck out libel claims made by a former Warwick University law professor against two fellow academics, an investigator and a law student.’

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Legal Futures, 10th January 2022

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Practice Direction issued by the Senior President of Tribunals: Employment Appeal Tribunal – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 15th, 2021 in appeals, citations, employment tribunals, judgments, practice directions by tracey

‘This Practice Direction sets out the arrangements for the neutral citation of judgments of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) from 1 January 2022. It follows the practice of other jurisdictions including that of the Upper Tribunal.’

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 14th December 2021

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‘Loud’ academic wins unfair dismissal case against university – The Guardian

‘A senior academic who claimed she was sacked because her bosses could not tolerate her “naturally loud” voice and passionate teaching style has won her case for unfair dismissal.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2021

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FCDO racially discriminated against black senior civil servant, tribunal rules – The Guardian

‘The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office racially discriminated against a black senior civil servant after launching an inquiry into her sex life, an employment tribunal has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2021

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The importance of due process, communication and fairness in employee conduct investigations – what you need to know. – Local Government Lawyer

‘Julie Bann and James Hughes discuss the importance of fairness in employee conduct investigations, taking a look at the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham -v- Mr S Keable case.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th November 2021

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Law firm ordered to pay £1,000 for employee’s “racist” comment – Legal Futures

‘A law firm employee has been awarded damages of £1,000 after a colleague targeted him with a discriminatory comment based on his Pakistani heritage.

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Legal Futures, 22nd November 2021

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Consultant solicitor was not an employee, rules employment tribunal – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A former consultant with a Midlands firm has failed to convince a tribunal that he was an employee for the purposes of making a claim.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th November 2021

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Solicitor sacked over order to move offices wins tribunal claim – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor has won her claim for wrongful dismissal after being sacked by a law firm for pushing back against a direction to relocate with immediate effect to another office.’

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Legal Futures, 9th November 2021

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‘Females with fair skin’: Mayfair casino guilty of race discrimination, tribunal finds – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2021 in employment, employment tribunals, equality, gambling, news, race discrimination by sally

‘An exclusive London casino racially discriminated against one of its dealers by allowing a request by a patron not to have black dealers at their table, an employment tribunal has found.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2021

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New Judgment: Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and others [2021] UKSC 47 – UKSC Blog

‘The Appellant and 56 others are all members of the trade union “Unite” and are employed by the Respondent. They began formal annual pay negotiations and the Respondent made a pay offer. Union members were balloted and rejected the offer. The Respondent then made the same offer to its employees directly, bypassing Unite, also saying that if no agreement was reached “this may lead to the company serving notice on your contract of employment”.’

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UKSC Blog, 27th October 2021

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Menopausal symptoms and disability – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Employment Appeal Tribunal has given its first ruling on menopausal symptoms and disability in a case involving a city council. Jog Hundle considers the judgment.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd October 2021

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Should the right to justice override the principle of transparency? – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 25th, 2021 in anonymity, employment, employment tribunals, internet, news, reporting restrictions by tracey

‘Occasionally, a claimant at the employment tribunal will contact the Gazette in distress, after seeing reports of their case apparently plastered all over the internet. Many seem unaware of – and certainly unprepared for – the implications of open justice in the digital age.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 25th October 2021

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk