With coronavirus-related employment tribunal rulings now appearing regularly, we examine four early examples of first-instance decisions where an employer dismissed an employee who refused, or was reluctant, to attend work because of health and safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Forstater v CGD Europe and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the consultant's belief that sex is biologically immutable amounts to a philosophical belief within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010.
In Price v Powys County Council, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that an employment tribunal was entitled to reject a male employee's sex discrimination claim against an employer that enhances adoption pay but not shared parental pay.
In Tomlinson-Blake v Royal Mencap Society; Shannon v Rampersad and another (t/a Clifton House Residential Home), the Supreme Court dismissed both appeals and ruled that sleep-in care workers are entitled to be paid the national minimum wage only when they are awake for the purposes of working, not when they are sleeping.
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