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Fictitious allegation did not give rise to victimisation protection

Friday, 16 February 2024

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found that a Tribunal was entitled to conclude that a Claimant had not been victimised, even though its reasoning for rejecting the victimisation claim was wrong.

Fictitious allegation did not give rise to victimisation protection

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Claimant's unreasonable conduct did not make it impossible to achieve a fair trial

Friday, 16 February 2024

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found that the Tribunal was wrong to strike out a claim on the basis that the claimant's conduct made a fair trial impossible.

Claimant's unreasonable conduct did not make it impossible to achieve a fair trial

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TUPE transfers: employer's liability for discrimination does not transfer with perpetrator

Friday, 09 February 2024

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently found that liability for discrimination claims does not transfer under TUPE in cases where the perpetrator's employment transfers, but the claimant's does not.

TUPE transfers: employer's liability for discrimination does not transfer with perpetrator

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Age discrimination claim fails despite unfair change to Long Term Incentive Plan

Friday, 09 February 2024

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered a case where a parent company made changes to a Long Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) which excluded former employees who had already retired.

Age discrimination claim fails despite unfair change to Long Term Incentive Plan

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Government launches consultation on re-introducing Employment Tribunal fees

Friday, 09 February 2024

The Government has launched a consultation on a proposal to introduce a fee of £55 for all Employment Tribunal claims and appeals.

Government launches consultation on re-introducing Employment Tribunal fees

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Job applicant with stammer did not suffer discrimination during recruitment process

Thursday, 01 February 2024

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found in favour of an employer accused of disability discrimination during a recruitment exercise.

Job applicant with stammer did not suffer discrimination during recruitment process

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Gender critical university professor was discriminated against for her views

Thursday, 01 February 2024

In a first instance decision, the Employment Tribunal has upheld a claim for discrimination, harassment and victimisation relating to an employee's protected gender critical beliefs.

Gender critical university professor was discriminated against for her views

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External job applicant blocked from bringing whistleblowing claim

Thursday, 01 February 2024

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has found that an external job applicant was not a 'worker' for the purposes of whistleblowing protection. This meant the Tribunal had no jurisdiction to hear her claim.

External job applicant blocked from bringing whistleblowing claim

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Employment law changes ahead

Thursday, 01 February 2024

As the new year gets underway, we have looked at some of the key employment law developments anticipated in 2024.

Employment law changes ahead

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Employment Appeal Tribunal finds individual working through service company was not a worker

Friday, 26 January 2024

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found that an individual working through a service company was neither an employee, nor a worker, in employment law.

Employment Appeal Tribunal finds individual working through service company was not a worker

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Employee awarded £470,000 in compensation following dismissal for using offensive language

Friday, 26 January 2024

The Employment Tribunal has awarded compensation to an employee who was unfairly dismissed and discriminated against due to circumstances arising from his disability.

Employee awarded £470,000 in compensation following dismissal for using offensive language

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EHRC responds to Government consultation on using agency staff to cover industrial action

Friday, 26 January 2024

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has responded to the Government's consultation on hiring agency staff during industrial action. The response highlights concerns about the impact of the proposal.

EHRC responds to Government consultation on using agency staff to cover industrial action

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Settlement agreements can waive unknown future claims

Friday, 19 January 2024

The Scottish Court of Session assessed whether a settlement agreement waived an age discrimination claim which arose after the termination of employment.

Settlement agreements can waive unknown future claims

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Proposed amendments to paternity leave regulations

Friday, 19 January 2024

Draft regulations will make changes to the right to take paternity leave following the birth or adoption of a child born or adopted after 6 April 2024.

Proposed amendments to paternity leave regulations

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Mere passage of time did not affirm contract in constructive dismissal case

Friday, 12 January 2024

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that in some circumstances an employee's delay before their resignation will not negate the right to bring a constructive dismissal claim.

Mere passage of time did not affirm contract in constructive dismissal case