Case law

Liz Earle Beauty Company adopted discriminatory redundancy process for pregnant worker

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

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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Supreme Court hears minimum wage ‘sleep-in’ cases

12 Feb 2020

In a landmark case for the care sector, the Supreme Court today hears two cases on the national minimum wage...

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Nurse unfairly dismissed for wanting to commence NHS whistleblowing process

11 Feb 2020

A senior district nurse with 38 years’ experience was unfairly dismissed after she told management of her wish to instigate...

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Holiday pay: why are employers still getting it wrong?

3 Feb 2020

Many employers are still not getting their holiday pay calculations right, but are they to blame? Ashleigh Webber looks at...

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Sky engineer dismissed for safety issue was discriminated against

23 Jan 2020

A Sky engineer who breached health and safety rules while experiencing a mental health condition was discriminated against and unfairly...

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Dress codes and religious discrimination: what is reasonable?

17 Jan 2020

While having a dress code can help project a professional image, employers need to be careful that their policies do...

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