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  • Date:
    1 June 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    Failure to provide signer for interview

    An employer's failure to provide a sign interpreter during the interview of a profoundly deaf applicant was unlawful disability discrimination, rules a Sheffield employment tribunal (Chair: A J Glossop) in Murphy v Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Date:
    1 June 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    EO details used to reject applicant

    In Glynn v London Transport a Stratford employment tribunal (Chair: I F Pritchard-Witts) declares that an employer is not entitled to use the equal opportunities monitoring information contained in an application form as a basis for rejecting a job applicant without further assessment.

  • Date:
    1 March 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    Male presenter the wrong sex

    A male journalist who was refused a breakfast show post because it was felt "artistically preferable" to have a female to complement the male programme presenter, was discriminated against on grounds of sex, holds a Bury St Edmunds employment tribunal (Chair: B G Mitchell) in Mitchelson v Radio Essex plc.

  • Date:
    1 March 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    Missed promotion coaching because on maternity leave

    In Capeling v Highways Agency a woman who missed out on the promotion coaching given to her colleagues because she was on maternity leave, was unlawfully discriminated against on grounds of sex, rules a Bedford employment tribunal (Chair: G Plenderleath).

  • Date:
    1 March 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    "Men-only" recruitment policy

    In Welch v MSB International plc an Ashford employment tribunal (Chair: A Bano) holds that a woman who was rejected for a sales consultant post because it was the company's policy not to appoint women to those positions was unlawfully discriminated against, and awards compensation of £58,312.

  • Date:
    1 September 1998
    Type:
    Law reports

    Assumption that married man would "lack commitment"

    An employer which assumed that an applicant for a Madrid-based job would "lack commitment" because his wife was unwilling to relocate from the UK, unlawfully discriminated on grounds of marital status when it rejected his application, holds a London South employment tribunal (Chair: I S Lamb) in Cumandala v Bloomberg Financial Markets.

  • Date:
    1 September 1998
    Type:
    Law reports

    Transsexual turned down for pilot post

    A pilot who was refused an interview because she was transsexual, was unlawfully discriminated against on grounds of sex, rules a Bedford employment tribunal (Chair: G Plenderleath) in Sheffield v Air Foyle Charter Airlines Ltd.

  • Date:
    1 June 1998
    Type:
    Law reports

    Failure to set a gender-neutral job test

    Different fitness criteria for male and female police officers discriminated against men, rules a Southampton industrial tribunal (Chair: D N Cowling) in Allcock v Chief Constable, Hampshire Constabulary.

  • Date:
    1 June 1998
    Type:
    Law reports

    Written test race discriminatory

    By requiring that job applicants pass a 15-minute written test in English, Air Canada indirectly discriminated against Asian applicants, rules a London South industrial tribunal (Chair: D M Booth) in Sunner and others v (1) Air Canada and (2) Alpha Catering Services.

  • Date:
    1 June 1998
    Type:
    Law reports

    Inside information given to successful candidate

    An unsuccessful female candidate for a trade union official post was unlawfully discriminated against in the selection arrangements where the successful male candidate had been given prior knowledge of the interview questions by a senior official, rules a Belfast industrial tribunal (Chair: M Price) in Marshall v Amalgamated Transport and General Workers' Union.