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Tribunal upholds discrimination claim

An oil-rig supervisor has had his racial harassment claim upheld after he overheard his superior using the ‘n-word’. The supervisor, who is black, made a complaint to his employer after he overheard his Manager say “All I have done is work like a f***ing n*****.”

March 13, 2018
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Report Gender Pay Gap Data

4 April 2018 is the deadline for large UK employers in the private sector to report gender pay gap figures.

March 12, 2018
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Don’t Sue the Wrong Defendant – See a Solicitor Today!

Rule number one of civil litigation is to make sure that you sue the right defendant. As one case showed, however, the complexity of modern corporate structures means that professional advice is needed to select the correct target.

November 28, 2017
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Equality Rights – EU Law Takes Priority over UK Legislation

In a ground-breaking decision that underlined the primacy of European law, the Supreme Court has opened the way for a police officer to appeal against her dismissal to an Employment Tribunal (ET) on disability discrimination grounds.

November 13, 2017
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Sex discrimination: female chef excluded from working at all-male barbecue

An employment tribunal held that a female chef was discriminated against when she was rejected for extra work at a private event on the basis of her gender. Stephen Simpson rounds up recent first-instance tribunal judgments.

October 9, 2017
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New ‘Vento’ Bands

Following a consultation, the Presidents of the Employment Tribunal have issued revised guidance on the amount of compensation payable for injury to feelings in discrimination cases (the ‘Vento’ bands).

September 13, 2017
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Employment Status Disguised Race Discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace comes in many guises, not all of which are obvious at first sight. In one case, an Employment Tribunal (ET) identified an unusual example in the form of a policy that resulted in workers who were perceived as having uncertain immigration status being paid less than their peers.

November 10, 2016
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Do You Understand Anti-Discrimination Rules?

Any business, however small, that deals with the public would be wise to seek legal advice on how to ensure compliance with anti-discrimination laws. In one case that made that point, a retail bakery was found to have discriminated against a gay customer when it refused to ice the message ‘Support Gay Marriage’ onto a cake.

October 31, 2016
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