What changes were made to employment law in 2019?

By Pauline Hughes, Trainee Solicitor.   As 2019 draws to a close, we take this opportunity to reflect on some of the employment law developments...
Pauline Hughes
23rd Dec 2019

Can an employer be liable for disability discrimination where they do not know of the employee’s disability until after dismissal?

By Louise Walker, Senior Solicitor.   Yes, said the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in a recent judgment.  
Louise Walker
9th May 2019

The Ashers Bakery Case - Why the Bakery Won

By David Reid, Director.   In this analysis, I look at the basis for yesterday’s decision in the case of the Northern Irish bakery which refused...
David Reid
11th Oct 2018

Managing World Cup Fever

By Caroline Cockbain, Associate Director.   Football fever is about to hit the nation with the World Cup running from 14 June until 15 July. While...
Caroline Cockbain
12th Jun 2018

Increases to Discrimination Awards Announced

By Caroline Cockbain, Associate Director. When deciding how much compensation to award to a successful claimant in discrimination cases, it is worth remembering...
Caroline Cockbain
10th Apr 2018

Risk Assessments for Breastfeeding Mothers

A recent case heard by the European Court of Justice looked at whether it was sex discrimination for an employer to fail to conduct a risk assessment for...
Caroline Cockbain
9th Nov 2017

Discrimination awards at the employment tribunal - new bandings announced

Although equality legislation provides that an award of damages in discrimination claims may include compensation for 'injured feelings', it does not provide...
Amanda Deeley
7th Sep 2017

Headscarves Ban and Religious Discrimination

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) yesterday issued its decision in the case of Achtiba v G4S Secure Solutions, which looked at a ban on wearing headscarves...
Gillian Cumming
21st Mar 2017

Employment Law in November 2012

Employer breached contract by demoting employee for Facebook comments and Employer breached contract by demoting employee for Facebook comments…
David Reid
23rd Nov 2012

EAT decides that flawed disciplinary process was not disability discrimination

Few weeks ago The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has allowed an appeal against an Employment Tribunal’s finding that an employer’s failure to conduct...
David Reid
23rd Nov 2012

Bus driver dismissed because of his British National Party membership

Bus driver dismissed because of his British National Party (BNP) membership wins case in European Court of Human Rights.
David Reid
9th Nov 2012

Repeal of third party harassment and the discrimination questionnaire procedure - Expert Comments

Government confirms intention to proceed with proposed repeal of third party harassment and the discrimination questionnaire procedure.
David Reid
19th Oct 2012

Employment Tribunal statistics highlight downward trend in number of claims

Latest Employment Tribunal statistics highlight downward trend in number of claims and highest awards in discrimination claims…
David Reid
27th Sep 2012

EAT latest ruling in regards to disability discrimination

In this case, an employee claimed disability discrimination arising out of anxiety and depression. However, the employee refused to co-operate with the employer...
David Reid
13th Sep 2012

Employment Law Hot Topics in September 2012

Dismissals from harmonisation of T&Cs as a result of TUPE, HMRC taxes employee's damages for breach of contract - Employment Law News in September
David Reid
13th Sep 2012
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