Workplace environment

New and updated

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 July 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

  • Case round-up: Liability for harassment

    Date:
    28 June 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering the joint and several liability of an employer and harasser for harassment.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Regulations amend the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000, which exist to prevent major accidents involving dangerous substances and limit the consequences to people and the environment of any which do occur.

  • Employer's liability: Privy Council holds Jamaica liable for off-duty policeman shooting

    Date:
    24 June 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Bernard v Attorney-General of Jamaica, the Privy Council holds that the Attorney-General of Jamaica was vicariously liable for the unlawful shooting of a member of the public by a police constable who was attempting to jump the queue for a public telephone.

  • Points of procedure

    Date:
    10 June 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    A review of recent significant cases on practice and procedure in the employment tribunals, EAT and Court of Appeal.

  • Stalking Act can be used by harassed employees

    Date:
    31 May 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    A recent ruling by the Court of Appeal means that employers may now face civil liability claims for stress and anxiety caused by harassment, under the terms of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, writes Paul Quain of Linklaters.

  • Harassment/employer's liability: Claim under Protection from Harassment Act 1997 fails

    Date:
    13 May 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Banks v Ablex Ltd, the Court of Appeal holds that the claimant suffered a depressive disorder, allegedly as a result of the conduct of a colleague, but failed to establish that a course of conduct had taken place that could be properly described as harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, in that she failed to show that the misconduct had occurred on at least two occasions.

  • Harassment/employer's liability: Employers held vicariously liable under 'stalking' legislation

    Date:
    13 May 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Majrowski v Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust, the Court of Appeal holds that vicarious liability is not restricted to common law claims. An employer may be vicariously liable for a breach of statutory duty imposed only on his employee, if that would be just and reasonable in light of a sufficiently close connection between the unlawful act and the employee's duties and/or if the risk of the employee's wrongdoing is "reasonably incidental" to the employee's duties and, further, if the statute does not expressly (or on its proper construction) exclude such vicarious liability.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Regulations introduce a new definition of indirect discrimination in employment matters and vocational training; prohibit harassment and sexual harassment in employment and vocational training; and make it clear that less favourable treatment of women on grounds of pregnancy or maternity leave is unlawful sex discrimination.

  • Case round-up: Constructive dismissal

    Date:
    3 May 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering constructive dismissal.