Case law

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Ban on religious dress can be justified, says European Court

An employer can justify a ban on religious dress that prevents a Muslim woman from wearing an Islamic headscarf (hijab)...

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BBC reporter’s employment case struck out

An employment tribunal has struck out a BBC reporter’s claim after finding that she discussed her case with a newspaper...

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British Gas refused right to appeal in Lock holiday pay commission case

British Gas has been refused leave to appeal by the Supreme Court in the long-running case regarding the payment of...

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Common sense needed in TUPE service provision changes

A recent legal ruling shows that sound judgment is needed during TUPE service provision changes to decide whether or not...

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Religious festivals: five-week holiday rejection not discriminatory

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld a tribunal’s rejection of a claim that a Roman Catholic was not discriminated against...

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Bonus season: five mistakes employers can make

Reports have suggested that RBS, majority-owned by the taxpayer, will shell out some £340 million in staff bonuses this year,...

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Employment tribunal decisions now online

A new webpage listing employment tribunal decisions has been launched on the gov.uk website.
The webpage allows the public to...

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Co-habiting unmarried partner wins pensions case

Unmarried partners of occupational pension scheme members should be eligible for survivor pension benefits, regardless of whether or not they...

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A19 police retirements not age discrimination – Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has ruled that police forces’ use of Regulation A19, which required police officers with more than...

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Social media misconduct: fair dismissal over historic tweets

An employment tribunal held that a long-serving employee was fairly dismissed for making derogatory comments about his colleagues and his...

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Judges win pension age discrimination claims

An employment tribunal has ruled that the Government discriminated against more than 200 judges when it implemented the transitional provisions...

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Tribunal Watch: Teacher’s dismissal for showing 18-rated film to pupils

Tribunal Watch returns with a round-up of recent case law reported in the news. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld...

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Argos drivers’ strike over holiday pay and overtime suspended

Drivers who work for logistics firm Wincanton at Argos’s distribution centre near Burton upon Trent have called off strike action...