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Marital Discrimination

Marital Discrimination

Marital Discrimination Welcome clarity given on claims for discrimination on the grounds of marital status Marriage and civil partnerships are one of the nine protected characteristics listed under the Equality Act 2010, albeit less utilised that some of the wider...
COVID-19 returning to work guide – “Freedom Day” FAQs

COVID-19 returning to work guide – “Freedom Day” FAQs

COVID-19 returning to work guide – “Freedom Day” FAQs Business Employment Law Individual Employment Law Covid- 19 Information Hub On Monday, the government confirmed that from 19 July 2021 all restrictions will be lifted and there will be a return to “normal”...
Unfairly dismissed for refusal to return to the UK during lockdown

Unfairly dismissed for refusal to return to the UK during lockdown

Unfairly dismissed for refusal to return to the UK during lockdown Business Employment Law Individual Employment Law Covid- 19 Information Hub The Employment Rights Act says that an employee will be deemed automatically unfairly dismissed where the reason for their...
Imposing contractual hours and Indirect Discrimination

Imposing contractual hours and Indirect Discrimination

Imposing contractual hours and Indirect Discrimination Business Employment Law Individual Employment Law Balancing childcare responsibilities and work can be a challenge and the pandemic has added complications with the closure of schools and ongoing rules around...
A Spotlight on the Fire and Re-Hire Practice

A Spotlight on the Fire and Re-Hire Practice

A Spotlight on the Fire and Re-Hire Practice Business Employment Law Individual Employment Law The fire and re-hire practice has been used by many organisations over the past year to adjust to the ongoing pressures caused by the pandemic. British Gas and British...
Philosophical Belief Discrimination

Philosophical Belief Discrimination

Philosophical Belief Discrimination In the landmark judgment of Forstater v CGD Europe and Others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that a gender critical belief is a protected philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010. Background The Equality Act...
How far is too far when it comes to practical jokes in the workplace?

How far is too far when it comes to practical jokes in the workplace?

How far is too far when it comes to practical jokes in the workplace? In the recent case of Mr D Buchholz v GEZE UK Limited, the Employment Tribunal ruled that a manager had been unfairly dismissed after a cleaning company found arranged lines of sherbet on his desk...
Is Channel 4 the trailblazer for menopause at work policies?

Is Channel 4 the trailblazer for menopause at work policies?

Is Channel 4 the trailblazer for menopause at work policies? The menopause is a topical subject at the moment for employers. You may have noticed a lot of publicity around Channel 4’s recent decision to implement a menopause policy. Channel 4 has been transparent...
Tribunal Awards Record Disability Discrimination Award

Tribunal Awards Record Disability Discrimination Award

Tribunal Awards Record Disability Discrimination Award In the case of Barrow v Kellogg Brown and Root (UK) Ltd, the Employment Tribunal has awarded £2.5million in a record discrimination award, the second largest disability discrimination award ever made by the...
Addison Lee Worker Status

Addison Lee Worker Status

Addison Lee Worker Status In the recent case of Addison Lee Ltd v Lange and others [2021] EWCA Civ 594, Addison Lee sought to distinguish the Uber decision in relation to worker status (a summary of which can be found here. Summary The recent Supreme Court decision in...