Updated to include information on the language requirements for public-sector workers in customer-facing roles, which came into effect on 21 November 2016.
David Malamatenios is a partner in the employment department at Colman Coyle Solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.
Amanda Steadman is a professional support lawyer, Iain Naylor, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates, and Jessica-Alice Curtis is a trainee solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
Jessica Alice-Curtis is a trainee solicitor, Lucy Melville is a paralegal and Nigel Cousin, David Rintoul and Rachael Wake are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
This successful race discrimination claim by an Irish worker is a prime example of why employers are unlikely to be able to argue in an employment tribunal that offensive comments about a protected characteristic were "just banter".
Employers that operate a transparent and carefully recorded recruitment process have little to fear if they find themselves in an employment tribunal, as this race discrimination case shows.
In this well-publicised race discrimination case, a job applicant engineered a tribunal claim by submitting two applications for a job with Virgin Atlantic: the first using his real African name and stating that he is a black African; the second using a fake British-sounding name and stating his ethnicity as white British.
Georgina Kyriacou and David Malamentenios are partners and Melissa Powys-Rogrigues, Sandra Martins, Colin Makin and Krishna Santra are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
Georgina Kyriacou and David Malamentenios are partners and Sandra Martins, Colin Makin and Krishna Santra are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
With workplaces in the UK having an increasing variety of nationalities working together, this case is a good example of some of the problems that can occur when colleagues insist on communicating in their first language, to the possible exclusion of other workers who do not speak this language.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to direct race discrimination.