Case law


Social media misconduct: dismissal harsh but fair

An employment tribunal has held that the dismissal of a long-serving employee over derogatory comments she made on Facebook about...


Recruitment: psychometric test was discriminatory, holds EAT

Recruiters will have to be more careful about adjustments to the format of recruitment assessments for disabled job applicants, following...

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Criminal record checks: filtering system ruled unlawful

The incoming Government must rethink criminal record disclosure rules after defeat in the Court of Appeal over the process for...

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Tribunal awards £2 to claimant denied companion at disciplinary hearing

Stephen Simpson rounds up recent decisions published on the online database of first-instance employment tribunal judgments

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Indirect discrimination: a welcome ruling from the Supreme Court

Consultant editor Darren Newman explains the importance of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in two joined indirect discrimination cases.

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£25,000 for early termination of apprenticeship contract

An employment tribunal has awarded £25,000 for breach of contract to an employee whose apprenticeship was ended early. Stephen Simpson...

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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)...


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...


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...


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,...


Employment tribunal decisions now online

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