Legal Updates Archive

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  1. Gordons Legal Employment Update – 10 November 2017

    Refusal of employment on grounds of trade union activities In the recent case of Jet2.com Ltd v Denby, the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered how far legal protection from being refused employment due to being “a member of a trade union” should extend. Mr Denby began working as a pilot for Jet2 in 2005 and was…

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  2. Gordons Legal Employment Update – 26 October 2017

    Tribunals to Reinstate Cases Struck Out due to Non-Payment of Fees Following the recent decision in R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor, which confirmed that the imposition of Employment Tribunal fees was unlawful, HM Courts and Tribunals Service has drawn up a scheme to allow for reinstatement of Employment Tribunal (ET) claims…

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  3. Gordons Legal Employment Update – 13 October 2017

    Relations in the Workplace – Employer’s Obligations In the recent case of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust v Akinwunmi, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the extent to which employers’ obligations to their employees extend to improving relations in the workplace. Mr Akinwunmi was a consultant neurosurgeon for Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals…

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  4. Gordons Legal Employment Update – 29 September 2017

    Discrimination Against Part Time Workers In the recent case of Pinaud v British Airways, the issue of discrimination against part time workers was considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). The circumstances of the case are that, due to the working patterns imposed by British Airways, Mrs Pinaud had to be available to work on…

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  5. Gordons Legal Employment Update – 15 September 2017

    In the last two weeks, the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals have issued new guidance on the level of damages which may be awarded for injury to feelings, Acas has published advice on supporting parents with ill or premature babies, and the European Court of Human Rights has given an interesting judgment on monitoring workers’…

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  6. Gordons Legal Employment Update – 1 September 2017

    Corporate Governance Reform The Government has announced a list of corporate governance reforms.  The Government intends to do the following:- 1. Invite the Financial Reporting Council to revise the UK Corporate Governance Code to: Be more specific about the steps premium listed companies should take if they encounter significant shareholder disagreement to executive pay policies…

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  7. Gordons Legal Employment Update – 18 August 2017

    In the last two weeks there have been a number of interesting decisions in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (the ‘EAT’) and High Court concerning religious and belief discrimination; vicarious liability; the burden of proof in discrimination claims and the neutrality (or otherwise) of the act of suspending an employee following allegations of misconduct.   Religion…

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  8. Gordons Legal Employment Update – 4 August 2017

    Employment tribunal fees are unlawful The big news this week was the case of R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor.  The Supreme Court has held that fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims are unlawful.  It found that the fees: Could not be justified as a necessary intrusion on the right of…

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  9. Gordons Legal Employment Update – 20 July 2017

    Discrimination In the case of Trustees of Swansea University Pension & Assurance Scheme & Anor v Williams, the Court of Appeal (‘COA’) considered the meaning of ‘unfavourable treatment’ for the purpose of a claim for discrimination arising in consequence of that disabled person’s disability under section 15 of the Equality Act 2010. By way of…

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  10. Gordons Legal Employment Update – 7 July 2017

    Whistleblowing In Small v Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust, the Claimant was engaged by the Respondent on a temporary assignment through an agency, but it was understood that there was a prospect that he could be offered full-time employment in due course. It was his case that he was then not offered the permanent post…

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