In DLA Piper's latest case report, the Court of Appeal considered whether or not European law requires the provisions of the State Immunity Act 1978 to be set aside to allow individuals employed in the UK by foreign diplomatic missions to assert various employment rights.
In Chawla v Hewlett Packard Ltd  IRLR 356 EAT, the EAT held that the 10% uplift on general damages in civil claims laid down by the Court of Appeal does not apply to compensation for injury to feelings caused by discrimination.
A bus driver has been awarded nearly £84,000 after his employer failed to investigate his claim that traces of cocaine picked up on a mouth swab during a drug test were the result of contamination on his hands from passengers' banknotes.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has contradicted its previous decisions by saying that the 10% uplift on general damages in civil claims ordered by the Court of Appeal does not apply to compensation for injury to feelings caused by discrimination.
In DLA Piper's latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) granted an indefinite restriction of proceedings order preventing further claims from being brought by a serial litigant who initiated multiple claims against employers that rejected his job applications.
David Malamatenios is a partner, and Colin Makin and Krishna Santra are senior associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
Carly Mather is a managing associate, Gerri Hurst and Lucy Sorrell are associates, Mona Jackson is a trainee solicitor and Richard Branson is a paralegal at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
In DLA Piper's latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that employment tribunal impartiality was called into question after a panel conducted its own research when considering a claimant's disability.
We round up 10 large awards that employment tribunals made in 2014. The compensation awarded in these cases totals nearly £3 million.
The High Court has dismissed Unison's second challenge of the tribunal fees system on the basis that it had failed to show that it is excessively difficult for individuals to pay for tribunal claims.
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