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Racial comments resulted in a successful claim of unfair dismissal

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A recent ruling of Bristol employment tribunal has found a secretary successful in her claim of unfair dismissal, due to her decision to resign, following her employer reportedly stating that she would “not hire someone that was black.” ...

Disability discrimination - are you aware of your rights as an employee?

Rebecca Billinge
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A recent article and television programme, (the Million Pound Payout), has purported to have revealed that the Department of Work and Pensions, (DWP), has lost more employment tribunal cases of disability discrimination compared to any other employer in...

Sexual orientation discrimination - how the Equality Act 2010 can protect you

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In this context discrimination can take place when you are treated unfavourably and therefore put at a detriment as a result of your sexual orientation. Sexual orientation is one of the nine characteristics that are protected under the terms of the...

Employment tribunal awards £400,000 to woman who suffered discriminatory harassment

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Cardiff Employment Tribunal have awarded a former employee of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) a substantial sum, further to ruling that she was subjected to ongoing unwanted treatment which amounted to acts of racial and age related harassment. ...

A guide to settlement agreements

Philip Richardson
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Settlement agreements, which used to be known as compromise agreements, are legally binding documents which can be used by both the employee and employer to resolve a dispute or end employment. Settlement agreements are covered in the Employment...

Employee rights post-Brexit

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The UK has now officially withdrawn from the European Union, but what does this mean for our employment rights? One major post-Brexit concern is that a large part of these rights come from EU law. A key question surrounds how workers will be protected...

Woman successfully claims disability discrimination against former employer after being dismissed shortly after surgery

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It has been reported that a salon worker from Fife has been awarded approximately £18,000 in the employment tribunal after she was dismissed the day after handing in her fit note following an unsuccessful surgery to save her left eye in May 2018. ...

What are my obligations as an employer when it comes to absence management?

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We commenced this month with National Sickie Day, the first Monday of every February and statistically the day that employers are likely to record the most employee absences throughout the year. Absences recorded on National Sickie Day face the...

What duties do healthcare providers owe to their service users under the Equality Act 2010?

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Healthcare providers owe duties to service users under the Equality Act 2010 where the service user has a 'protected characteristic'. Protected characteristics include: age, gender, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy and maternity,...

Victory over BBC equal gender pay claim

Amy Dutton
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It has been recently reported that the TV Presenter of Newswatch , Samira Ahmed, has argued with the BBC that her pay should have been on an equal footing with that of her fellow colleague, Jeremy Vine, TV Presenter of Points of View and had pursued the...

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