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Our employment law and discrimination teams regularly write about related legal topics and breaking news, we welcome your comments on our posts. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01616 966 229.

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Banker wins claim for disability discrimination against employer

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A recent article in the media has reported a bank employee has been awarded £9,692 by an Employment Tribunal following success in a disability discrimination claim whereby it was found that his employer failed to make reasonable adjustments. It...

Discrimination in higher education settings

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Discrimination is the unequal treatment of individuals because of a protected characteristic as defined under the Equality Act 2010. This includes discrimination relating to an individual’s race, gender, disability and/or sexual orientation, to name...

Asda lose first stage of appeal in Supreme Court equal pay case

Gemma Wilson
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In a decision which could cost the supermarket giant millions of pounds, Asda has lost the first stage in its appeal to the Supreme Court in a landmark equal pay case. On 26 March 2021, the Supreme Court upheld the findings of the Employment Tribunal...

Mental health in the workplace

Kenneth Tang
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Mental health issues at work have reportedly increased during the pandemic, and, like covid-19 itself, has shown an unfortunate level of resilience. Whether working from home or in a covid secure office, whatever your position or status in an...

"Undesirable guest list" - systematic discrimination

Rebecca Billinge
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According to a recent news article, it was reported following an investigation commissioned by the EHRC that a well known holiday company employed a guest list to exclude people of a particular heritage, (in this case, gypsies and travellers) to prevent...

Jab or job?

Stephen Woodhouse
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The UK government has recently announced that more than 20 million people in the UK have had their first covid vaccine. By the end of July 2021 the government hopes that the vast majority of the population will have had access to at least their first...

Victimisation and whistleblowing in the workplace

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It has recently been reported that an NHS Trust has been ordered by an employment tribunal to pay an employee nurse over £26,000 for subjecting her to unlawful victimisation. It is understood that the claimant noted how there was a lack of...

Supreme Court landmark decision - Uber drivers and workers rights

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On 19 February, in a landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled that Uber Drivers will now be classed as ‘workers’.              In 2016, two Uber drivers brought a case before the employment tribunal...

Disabled employees and working from home

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For many people, working from home has become the “new normal” whilst for some disabled employees the ability to work from home during the pandemic has proved to be an invaluable adjustment giving them greater flexibility and independence. ...

Claim for age and sex discrimination against NHS Trust successful

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A recent article in the media reported that a 50 year old man has been awarded £7,600 by an Employment Tribunal for age and sex discrimination, in respect of his claim against Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. It is...

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