Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.
This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering the statutory dismissal and disciplinary procedures.
In Agrico UK Limited v Ireland EATS/0024/05, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employment tribunal was wrong to conclude that it was not reasonably practical for Ms Ireland to have presented her unfair dismissal claim within the three-month time period.
This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering: transparency of incentive schemes; and time limits for making discrimination claims.
In Hendricks v The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, the Court of Appeal holds that an employment tribunal did not err in law in deciding that it had jurisdiction to hear a police officer's race and sex discrimination complaints, notwithstanding that none of the numerous alleged incidents of discriminatory treatment complained of occurred in the three-month period preceding the presentation of her originating application.
This month's case round up in brief.
Government consultation setting a six-year limit for equal pay compensation does not go far enough and is likely to be challenged by the European Court of Justice.
In Kells v Pilkington plc, the EAT holds that there is no rule of law precluding an equal pay claimant from relying on the circumstances of his or her chosen comparator more than six years before the claim is brought, although there may be considerable evidential problems in showing that any pay differential is related solely to gender in such cases.
This week's case roundup from Eversheds, covering race discrimination and redundancy.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment tribunal and court time limits.