The Supreme Court has held that the connection between an employee's immigration offences and the statutory civil wrong of discrimination is insufficiently close to prevent her from making a claim for pre-dismissal racial harassment.
Krishna Santra, Linda Quinn and Colin Makin are senior associates and Melissa Powys-Rodrigues and Dominic Speedie are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
David Malamatenios is a partner, Linda Quinn and Krishna Santra senior associates and Melissa Powys-Rodrigues and Dominic Speedie associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
This employment tribunal had the unusual task of considering whether or not a manager harassed a black pub worker when he told him that he "looked like a pimp" when he was wearing a promotional St Patrick's Day hat.
The current wording of the Equality Act 2010 is sufficient to allow caste discrimination claims to be brought, found the employment tribunal in this non-binding first-instance case.
This Polish claimant was awarded £7,000 after being criticised by a colleague for speaking her native language in the workplace, in a good example of the language issues that can arise in a multinational workplace.
In Woodhouse v West North West Homes Leeds Ltd  IRLR 773 EAT, the EAT held that the dismissal of an employee who, in good faith, brought multiple ill-founded grievances and tribunal complaints alleging race discrimination amounted to victimisation.
Employers that operate a transparent and carefully recorded recruitment process have little to fear if they find themselves in an employment tribunal, as this race discrimination case shows.
In Onu v Akwiwu and another  IRLR 523 EAT, the EAT held that the Equality Act 2010 should be construed as prohibiting post-employment victimisation.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that where multiple grievances are made in good faith, albeit are ill founded, they are protected acts for which the employer cannot subject the employee to a detriment.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to race discrimination.