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  • Disability discrimination: EAT considers if car parking space is a reasonable adjustment

    10 April 2019

    In Linsley v Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the employer's discretionary car parking policy was a relevant factor to be taken into account in determining the issue of reasonable adjustments, as was the particular disadvantage suffered by the employee, namely the stress of searching for a parking place.

  • Sexual orientation discrimination: Tribunal identifies wrong hypothetical comparator

    9 April 2019

    In Governing Body of Sutton Oak Church of England Primary School and others v Whittaker, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that an employment tribunal failed to identify an appropriate hypothetical comparator when deciding that a gay teacher's dismissal for inappropriate meetings with a pupil constituted sexual orientation discrimination.

  • Unfair dismissal: EAT considers seriousness of fire safety breach

    4 April 2019

    In Wilko Retail Ltd v Gaskell and another, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employment tribunal applied the wrong approach when assessing the reasonableness of the employer's decision to dismiss two employees for breaching its signing in and out policy.

  • Constructive dismissal: School mishandles disciplinary action against headteacher

    3 April 2019

    In Governing Body of Tywyn Primary School v Aplin, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld a headteacher's constructive dismissal and sexual orientation discrimination claims after his school mishandled disciplinary action over his lawful sexual activities with two 17-year-olds he met through Grindr.

  • Social media misconduct: Snapchat posts increased tiger kidnapping risk

    26 March 2019

    In Elliott v RMS Cash Solutions Ltd, a Northern Ireland tribunal held that a cash transit firm fairly dismissed an employee whose Snapchat posts revealed a colleague's personal details. The posts increased the risk of "tiger kidnapping", which involves staff or their families being kidnapped to force staff to help commit a crime.