3PB Barrister Katherine Anderson analyses the latest employment law cases

In our latest update, Katherine Anderson analyses:

  • In what circumstances can damages for breach of contract be assessed by reference to the sum that the claimant could hypothetically have negotiated in return for releasing the defendant from the obligation it failed to perform? Morris-Garner and another v One Step (Support) [2018] UKSC 20 (18 April 2018)
  • If an employee is dismissed on written notice posted to his home address, when does the notice period begin to run? Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood [2018] UKSC 22 (25 April 2018)
  • Does asking a Moroccan Muslim employee whether he "still supported Islamic State" amount to direct discrimination nor harassment related to race or religion: Bakkali v Greater Manchester Buses (South) Limited T/A Stage Coach Manchester UKEAT/0176/17/RN (10 May 2018)
  • Addison Lee courier was a worker: Addison Lee Ltd v Gascoigne UKEAT/0289/17 (11 May 2018)
  • Where an employer dismisses a disabled employee for misconduct caused by his or her disability, the dismissal can amount to unfavourable treatment because of something arising in consequence of disability under S.15 of the Equality Act 2010 even if the employer did not know that the disability caused the misconduct: City of York Council v Grosset [2018] EWCA Civ 1105 (15 May 2018)

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