Posts tagged ‘discrimination’

In EAD Solicitors LLP and ors v Abrams, the EAT has held that a limited company can bring a claim of direct discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. The EAT rejected the argument that protection from discrimination under the Act is limited to individuals. Case law has established that an individual may complain of discriminatory [...]

In Hounga v Allen and anor the Supreme Court has held that a domestic worker could claim race discrimination, despite working illegally in the United Kingdom. The connection between the illegality and the statutory tort of discriminatory treatment was insufficiently close to bar her claim. Furthermore, in the view of the majority of the Court, [...]

In X v Mid Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau the Supreme Court has upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision that an unpaid volunteer was not covered by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 as she was not in ‘employment’. Nor did the EU Equal Treatment Framework Directive, which prohibits discrimination in relation to ‘occupation’, cover volunteers. Furthermore, [...]

In Woodcock v Cumbria Primary Care Trust the Court of Appeal has upheld a tribunal’s finding that a redundancy dismissal, the timing of which was motivated to avoid the cost of an enhanced pension if the employee was still employed at the age of 50, was justified age discrimination. In the course of its judgment [...]

The Conlibs have announced that collective redundancy consultation periods, the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations and discrimination compensation awards are to be included in its review of employment law. The Government will start reviewing these areas this year but says that legislation will not necessarily be the route to implement any change if [...]

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