Case law

Senior female executive who refused to socialise with male team loses sex discrimination claim

Fellow workers claimed she was “dictatorial” and lacked respect for colleagues.

French worker awarded €40,000 because his job was boring

10 Jun 2020

An employee of a luxury perfumes manufacturer has been awarded €40,000 in compensation by a French court after it was...

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California sues Uber and Lyft over driver benefits

6 May 2020

The state of California is suing the ride-hailing technology companies Uber and Lyft for failing to provide benefits and protections...

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Hairdresser wins £20k after being asked to clean up dog excrement

21 Apr 2020

A hairdresser has been awarded £20,000 at an employment tribunal after her boss asked her to pick up excrement in...

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Gay engineer awarded £175k for ‘nightmare’ treatment after coming out

15 Apr 2020

An engineer has been awarded £175,000 after taking his employer to the...

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Liz Earle Beauty Company adopted discriminatory redundancy process for pregnant worker

8 Apr 2020

The Liz Earle Beauty Company must pay a former employee more than £17,000 for pregnancy and maternity discrimination, after it...

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Injury to feelings: how the employment tribunal awarded £400k

7 Apr 2020

A former Department for Work and Pensions employee recently received almost £400,000 in compensation following age and race discrimination

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Barclays not liable for sexual assaults committed by contractor

2 Apr 2020

Barclays Bank is not liable for the numerous alleged sexual assaults committed by a self-employed doctor who had been contracted...

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Supreme Court: Morrisons not vicariously liable for employee’s data leak

1 Apr 2020

Morrisons has successfully argued in the Supreme Court that it cannot be held vicariously liable for a data breach in...

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Uber drivers in France are employees

6 Mar 2020

Uber drivers in France are employees and not self-employed, the country’s highest court has confirmed.
The landmark ruling, which confirms...

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Shared parental pay case refused Supreme Court appeal

18 Feb 2020

A highly anticipated case to test whether it is discriminatory for employers to enhance maternity pay while not doing the...

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Secretary who resigned because of discrimination was constructively dismissed

18 Feb 2020

A secretary who resigned because she was asked to be complicit in discriminatory recruitment practices was constructively and unfairly dismissed,...

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Society launches veganism guidance for employers

18 Feb 2020

Following last month’s landmark ruling that ethical veganism qualifies as a philosophical belief for the purposes of the Equality Act,...

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Supreme Court to hear ‘unlawful inducements’ appeal

17 Feb 2020

The Supreme Court will consider whether an automotive parts firm made “unlawful inducements” when it bypassed a trade union and...

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Lawyer rejected because he was ‘expensive’ was discriminated against

13 Feb 2020

The decision to deny an experienced lawyer a job because he was considered...

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