In this well-publicised case, easyJet's refusal to limit the shift lengths of two cabin crew who were breastfeeding led to awards for indirect sex discrimination totalling almost £35,000.
Updated to include information on Jeffery v The British Council, in which the EAT identified the main factors that connected an expatriate employee working in Bangladesh to Great Britain and British employment law.
An employment tribunal in Scotland has awarded £28,321 to a Network Rail employee over his employer's policy of giving a period of full pay to mothers and primary adopters on shared parental leave, but paying only statutory shared parental pay to partners and secondary adopters.
David Malamatenios is partner at Colman Coyle solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.
Two easyJet flight attendants have won the right to express milk for their children while working, in a landmark indirect sex discrimination claim.
This employment tribunal held that an employer properly handled a new mother's rejected flexible working request to work from home primarily in the evenings.
This employment tribunal held that it was not indirect sex discrimination for a small investment banking firm to require a single-parent mother to work full time as an executive secretary.
Consultant editor Darren Newman considers a recent indirect sex discrimination case that highlights the problems that an employer can face when it has to balance the working-pattern requests of individual employees against the needs of the workforce as a whole, and its need to provide an effective service.
An employment tribunal has held that a requirement that police firearms officers with one year away from work attend an intensive firearms training course on their return indirectly discriminated against a female police officer returning from maternity leave.
An employment tribunal has found that Greater Manchester Police indirectly discriminated against a single-parent police officer who worked term time only when it introduced a requirement that she work nine days during school holidays. The case is a stark reminder to public-sector organisations reviewing flexible working arrangements as a way to cut costs to beware of the potential for discrimination.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to indirect sex discrimination.