In Robinson v Department for Work and Pensions, the Court of Appeal held that, in a discrimination arising from disability claim, the employment tribunal must focus on the reason for the unfavourable treatment and examine the employer's thought processes.
In Tai Tarian Ltd v Christie, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the tribunal had erred in its approach to fairness when it found the carpenter had been unfairly dismissed following a complaint made against him by a tenant who requested anonymity.
In Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd and another v Kocur and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that a worker supplied by an agency to work temporarily for Royal Mail was an agency worker, despite the fact that he was supplied exclusively to Royal Mail on a regular basis over four years.
In Hill v Lloyds Bank plc; Lloyds Bank plc v Hill, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that requiring the employer to give an undertaking not to make a disabled employee work with two colleagues she claimed had bullied her, or to offer a severance payment if this was not possible, was a reasonable adjustment.
In Sinelnikova v ActivTrades plc, an employment tribunal upheld a compliance officer's claims of unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and victimisation after finding that she had been subjected to "concerted and malicious" action by her employer.
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