Editor's message: In certain situations, if an employer subjects the employee to a detriment, the employee can claim compensation.
Notable circumstances where employees are protected from being subjected to a detriment include undertaking trade union activities, making a protected disclosure (whistleblowing) and exercising family-friendly rights.
Detrimental treatment includes failing to promote an employee, to provide training opportunities and to award a pay rise where these actions were expected or promised.
The amount of compensation awarded against an employer for unlawfully subjecting the employee to a detriment is generally what the employment tribunal considers fair and is not subject to a limit.
Felicity Alexander, employment law editor
Cases on appeal provides news on key case law developments that are expected.
In McTigue v University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust  IRLR 742 EAT, the EAT held that, in order for a claimant to be a "worker" within the meaning of the extended "whistleblower" definition in s.43K of the Employment Rights Act 1996, all that is required is that the end user substantially determined the terms under which the claimant carried out his or her work. It is not necessary to show that the end user determined those terms to any greater or lesser degree than the agency, of whom the claimant might also be an employee or worker.
We round up seven significant employment law decisions expected in 2017, with cases pending on employment status, equal pay, whistleblowing, employment tribunal fees and holiday pay.
Updated to include references to the Government's announcement of a review of auto-enrolment and proposed auto-enrolment earnings thresholds for 2017/18.
In this week's podcast, we predict the key cases for 2017. We explain why employment status in the gig economy will be a big talking point, and flag up a major equal pay case against a private-sector employer.
Updated to include information on the ECJ decision in Parris v Trinity College Dublin and others, concerning a same-sex partner's entitlement to a survivor's pension.
Updated to reflect that the upper age limit for jury service increased from 70 to 75 on 1 December 2016.
Updated to include the new upper age limit for serving on a jury, effective from 1 December 2016.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to protection from detriment.