RACE DISCRIMINATION - 11.06.2020
£28,000 for worker subjected to “kung fu” noises
A Chinese worker has been awarded £28,000 after colleagues subjected him to “kung fu” noises and other racial slurs. However, as the employer had taken disciplinary action against the offenders, why was the award made?
RELIGION OR BELIEF DISCRIMINATION - 04.06.2020
What is philosophical belief discrimination?
Philosophical beliefs are a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. However, it’s been left to case law to determine what types of philosophical belief are potentially protected. How has case law developed over the last ten years?
DISCRIMINATION - 03.06.2020
“Cracking the whip” wasn’t discrimination
A black employee who claimed that a manager’s use of the phrase “cracking the whip” amounted to discrimination, has lost her claim at the tribunal. However, the employer came unstuck elsewhere. What do you need to know?
TRIBUNALS - 28.05.2020
Law Commission report on employment hearing structures
Following a 2018 consultation, the Law Commission has published its report on employment law hearing structures. Are the recommendations likely to become law?
DISCRIMINATION - 18.05.2020
£20,000 for employee told to pick up dog poo
An employee who was instructed to pick up dog poo from her employer’s car park and “take the rubbish outside” has been awarded £20,000 by the tribunal. Why did the employee receive this amount?
MATERNITY RIGHTS - 18.05.2020
New hire awarded £23,000 for email sacking
An employee who was sacked by email after she took sickness absence in her first week’s employment has been awarded £23,000 by the tribunal. New hires can’t claim unfair dismissal, so why did she receive such a big award?