A Nigerian job applicant who had his job offer withdrawn when it was found that he was not a British passport holder, even though he had the right to live and work in the UK, was unlawfully discriminated against, rules a Southampton employment tribunal (Chair: I A Edwards) in Shoye v Syntegra Ltd.
In Sandy v Hampshire Constabulary an employment tribunal held that a disabled individual was discriminated against when a job offer was withdrawn due to the levels of absence that his back problems were likely to cause.
Guided by ordinary contractual principles, the Northern Ireland High Court in Robert McDowell Gill and ors v Cape Contractors Ltd rules that the plaintiffs, who had given up secure employment to work for a new employer, were entitled to compensation when the new employer was subsequently unable to take them on. The court found that the employer's promise gave rise to a collateral contract between the parties which was enforceable by the plaintiffs.
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