Precedent-setting cases from the EAT and appellate courts, along with reports of selected tribunal cases.

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  • Discrimination law does not protect job applicants seeking compensation only

    25 August 2016

    In this German case, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a person who applies for a job with the sole purpose of making an application for compensation for discrimination is not covered by the Equal Treatment Framework Directive (2000/78/EC) or the Equal Opportunities and Equal Treatment Directive (2006/54/EC) and may be considered as having committed an abuse of rights under EU law.

  • Tribunal remedies round-up: discrimination arising from disability

    22 August 2016

    We round up three recent employment tribunal awards for discrimination arising from disability under the Equality Act 2010. The compensation awarded in these three cases totals over £25,000.

  • Agency worker able to bring whistleblowing claim against end user

    11 August 2016

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that where the terms of an engagement have been substantially determined by both the employer agency and the end user, both are capable of being the individual's employer for the purposes of the whistleblowing legislation.

  • Dismissal of baker for not washing hands was fair

    28 July 2016

    An employment tribunal has held that an experienced employee should have appreciated the seriousness of breaching his employer's hygiene rules and it was appropriate for the employer to dismiss him.

  • Unfair dismissal: no limit on defects cured by fair appeal

    21 July 2016

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that there are no limitations on the nature and extent of the deficiencies in a first stage disciplinary procedure that can be cured by a thorough and effective appeal.