Archive | January, 2011

Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 24.01.11 to 30.01.11: managing director made “highly offensive racist remark”

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 24 January 2011, including an office manager who successfully claimed that a managing director racially harassed her with a “highly offensive” racist remark.… continue

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Employer’s Charter: XpertHR’s related FAQs

The Government has published its Employer’s Charter (PDF format, 44K) (on the BIS website) that it says “aims to dispel many of the myths about what an employer can and can’t do” is. It is, as others have already said (on the In Company Training Services website), extraordinarily inadequate on… continue

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Plans to reduce employment tribunal claims start to form

The Government has published its wide-ranging and ambitious proposals to reduce the number of employment tribunal claims.… continue

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EAT considers typical third-party racial harassment case

It’s instructive to look at how an EAT case on third-party-racial harassment decided under the Race Relations Act 1976 (RRA) might be decided under the Equality Act 2010.… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 17.01.11 to 23.01.11: charity whistleblower awarded over £47,000

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 17 January 2011, including an award of £47,580 to a prison counsellor who was unfairly dismissed when she raised concerns over £300,000 of “missing funds”.… continue

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Former BBC presenter suffered age discrimination

The well-known television presenter Miriam O’Reilly, who brought proceedings against the BBC after it dropped her from the Countryfile programme, has succeeded in her claim of age discrimination, in one of XpertHR’s latest tribunal reports.… continue

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Why the decision that a B&B discriminated against a gay couple should interest employment specialists

The County Court decision (PDF format, 58K) (on the Judiciary of England and Wales website) that a couple who ran a bed and breakfast in Cornwall discriminated against a gay couple by refusing them accommodation is well worth reading for anyone interested in employment law, even though it relates to… continue

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Equality Act 2010: Government implements positive action provisions

The Government has issued a commencement order under the Equality Act 2010 that implements the provisions on positive action on 6 April 2011.… continue

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Employment tribunals from July to September 2010: 11% of concluded cases successful at hearing

The Ministry of Justice has published statistics on the Tribunals Service’s caseload for the three months to 30 September 2010 (PDF format, 547K) (on its website), including numbers on employment tribunal claims.… continue

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Animal-rights campaigner claims anti-hunt sentiments are “philosophical belief”

An animal rights campaigner has claimed that he was subjected to religion or belief discrimination when he was dismissed from his job at a garden centre, allegedly because of his views on fox hunting, reports the Daily Telegraph website.… continue

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