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Case round-up: small employer exemption on accommodating disabled staff; and injury to feelings awards

This report relates to 2 case(s)

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    South East Sheffield Citizens Advice Bureau v Grayson [2004] IRLR 353 EAT (1 other report)

    • Volunteers not "employees"

      Date:
      1 July 2004

      Voluntary workers were not "employees" as defined in s.68 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, holds the EAT in South East Sheffield Citizens Advice Bureau v Grayson (17 November 2003).

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    Virgo Fidelis Senior School v Boyle [2004] IRLR 268 EAT (2 other reports)

    • Whistleblowing update

      Date:
      18 August 2006

      Legislation protecting whistleblowers was introduced seven years ago. This article reviews the legislation and considers some of the substantial body of case law arising out of it. It also looks at the components of an effective whistleblowing policy.

    • Virgo Fidelis School v Boyle

      Date:
      1 April 2004

      In Virgo Fidelis School v Boyle [2004] IRLR 268 EAT, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that awards of compensation for injury to feelings in whistleblowing cases should be based on the guidelines set out by the Court of Appeal in Vento v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2003] IRLR 102 for race and sex discrimination cases.

This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering: small employer exemption on accommodating disabled staff; and injury to feelings awards.