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  • Practice and procedure: "Without prejudice" discussions admissible

    Date:
    2 July 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    In BNP Paribas v Mezzotero the EAT holds that discussions "without prejudice" between an employer and an employee who had raised a grievance in respect of her treatment on returning from maternity leave, could be relied on by the employee in support of her sex discrimination and victimisation complaints.

  • Case round up

    Date:
    1 June 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    Our resident experts at Pinsents bring you a comprehensive update on all the latest decisions that could affect your organisation, and advice on what to do about them

  • A good loss: R (Amicus - MSF section) v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry

    Date:
    1 June 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    The overwhelming majority of discrimination law cases are unsuccessful. If the decision is not one of an employment tribunal, it will be a binding precedent.

  • Lords' ruling means employers need to look for signs of stress

    Date:
    1 May 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    A landmark legal ruling by the House of Lords has put the onus on employers to keep up-to-date with what causes occupational stress and the effectiveness of any precautions they may take.

  • Points of procedure: part 2

    Date:
    16 April 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    The second of our two-part feature on noteworthy decisions in practice and procedure at the employment tribunals and EAT looks at bias, the right to a fair hearing and a range of other issues.

  • Virgo Fidelis School v Boyle

    Date:
    1 April 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Virgo Fidelis School v Boyle [2004] IRLR 268 EAT, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that awards of compensation for injury to feelings in whistleblowing cases should be based on the guidelines set out by the Court of Appeal in Vento v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2003] IRLR 102 for race and sex discrimination cases.

  • Causation is sufficient for award of damages

    Date:
    1 April 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Essa v Laing Ltd (21 January 2004) the Court of Appeal holds, in a case involving racial abuse, that an applicant need establish only a causal link between the discriminatory act and the injury suffered, with no need to show that the injury was reasonably foreseeable.

  • Case round-up: recurring medical conditions; and collective consultations on redundancy pay

    Date:
    9 March 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering: recurring medical conditions; and collective consultations on redundancy pay.

  • Points of procedure: part 1

    Date:
    5 March 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

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

  • Case round-up: small employer exemption on accommodating disabled staff; and injury to feelings awards

    Date:
    2 March 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering: small employer exemption on accommodating disabled staff; and injury to feelings awards.