In Hounga v Allen and another  IRLR 811 SC, the Supreme Court held that a domestic worker who had knowingly entered the country illegally was entitled to claim discrimination against her employer despite the fact that her employment was unlawful.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the bands of compensation for injury to feelings caused by unlawful discrimination should be uplifted by 10%. The EAT also held that an employee must make a complaint in writing to trigger a formal grievance procedure.
In Roberts v GB Oils Ltd EAT/0177/13, the EAT held that there is no statutory requirement for a worker's choice of companion at a disciplinary hearing to be reasonable. Provided that the companion fulfils the statutory definition, the employer is not entitled to reject the worker's choice.
Use this grievances workflow to deal with a formal grievance in line with the "Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures".
In DLA Piper's case of the week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether or not the decision makers' private deliberations during breaks in a disciplinary or grievance hearing can be admissible in an employment tribunal.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held for the second time in 2013 that there is no requirement for an employee's request to be accompanied by a particular companion to a discipline or grievance meeting to be reasonable, provided the chosen person meets the definition of a companion in the Employment Relations Act 1999.
Acas consults on proposed amendments to the "Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures".
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employee grievances.