It has taken a decade for an equality-proofed pay and grading structure to be negotiated and implemented at Newcastle City Council, but both the employer and union are proud of it.
In St Andrews Catholic Primary School and others v Blundell EAT/0330/09, the EAT held that the appropriate award of compensation for injury to a victimised employee's feelings was £14,000, not £22,000, reflecting that it was a serious case falling within the middle Vento band. The tribunal's award of £5,000 in aggravated damages was, however, appropriate.
The Court of Appeal has held that an employment tribunal was wrong to decide at a pre-hearing review that a claimant's case of sex discrimination and unfair dismissal had no reasonable prospect of success.
In this case, an employer's unfavourable treatment of a female bar worker led to successful sex discrimination and constructive dismissal claims.
In Johal v Equality and Human Rights Commission EAT/0541/09, the EAT held that the employer's failure to inform an employee on maternity leave of a job vacancy was not an act of sex discrimination.
A quiz for line managers to test their knowledge on the law and practice relating to bullying and harassment.
Annabel Mackay, managing associate at Addleshaw Goddard, detail the latest rulings.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 does not prohibit associative pregnancy discrimination, and that the issue does not require a reference to the European Court of Justice.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to sex discrimination.