The Court of Appeal have confirmed that an employer's failure to properly deal with incidents where members of one trade union antagonised a prominent member of another trade union amounted to unlawful detriment.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the manual lifting and moving of cases weighing up to 25kg fell within the scope of 'normal day -to -day activities' for the purposes of disability under the Equality Act 2010.
In the recent case of Mist v Derby Community NHS Trust, it was held that it was not necessary for a claimant to go through the early conciliation (EC) process again before applying to join a new respondent to the proceedings.
The Government undertook several consultations in relation to the new Trade Union Bill in the summer of 2015. The Government has now released its response to the consultation detailing the proposed ballot thresholds in important public services.
An employment tribunal judge has decided that the whole early conciliation period should be added to the usual three month limitation period where the employee contacts ACAS prior to the date their employment terminated.
A recent Pensions Ombudsman Determination decided that an employer had a duty of care to provide its employee with important information regarding tax implications in respect of their retirement benefits.
In the case of Barbulescu v Romania, the European Court of Human Rights (the 'ECHR') has held that an employer's monitoring of their employee's communications at work was not a violation of the employee's right to respect for private and family life.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal ('EAT') has considered the question of comparators in an age discrimination claim including whether the circumstances of younger workers were materially different to those of older workers in a redundancy exercise.