Employment and discrimination News

3PB's Employment and Discrimination Newsletter - October 2019

Lachlan Wilson and Mathew Gullick edit 3PB's latest Employment & Discrimination newsletter, including contributions from Sarah Clarke. Case summaries cover: L v Q Ltd, [2019] EWCA Civ 1417 - The Court of Appeal affirms the importance of the principle of open justice in the context of Employment Tribunals, doubts whether there would ever be grounds […]

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Judgment issued in MOD race discrimination claim - 3PB’s Simon Tibbitts acted on behalf of the MOD

Two former paratroopers brought claims of victimisation, direct race discrimination and harassment against the MOD. 3PB’s employment barrister Simon Tibbitts represented the MOD throughout. The victimisation claims were all struck out at a preliminary hearing in April 2019 with the direct race discrimination and racial harassment claims proceeding to be heard over 10 days in […]

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Dan Brown involved in a ‘Paperless’ tribunal hearing in London Central ET as part of their pilot scheme

3PB Employment Barrister, Dan Brown, has in the last few days taken part in a pilot being run by London Central Employment Tribunal. The pilot is for ‘paperless’ proceedings. Dan's hearing was a five day final hearing involving nine witnesses and concerning claims of race and disability discrimination. Dan was only informed that the hearing […]

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Part-time music teacher wins landmark Court of Appeal case confirming the method of calculating holiday pay for ‘part-year’ workers

Music teacher Lesley Brazel, supported by the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and ARAG who provide legal expenses insurance to the ISM’s members, turned to Nottinghamshire law firm Hopkins Solicitors LLP and counsel Charlotte Hadfield, Lachlan Wilson, and Mathew Gullick from 3PB, to bring her holiday pay claim to court. Mrs Brazel, who was employed […]

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Part-time music teacher wins landmark Court of Appeal case for better holiday pay

Music teacher Lesley Brazel, supported by the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and their legal expenses insurers ARAG, turned to Nottinghamshire law firm Hopkins Solicitors LLP and counsel Lachlan Wilson and Mathew Gullick from 3PB to bring her holiday pay claim discrimination case to court. For more details click here .

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Enhanced protection from redundancy for pregnant women and new parents – Joseph England explains the changes announced

The government has announced changes as part of its Good Work Plan that will provide protection from redundancy dismissals being extended to 6 months after a mother has returned to work. In addition, the government intend to extend redundancy protection for those taking adoption and shared parental leave, alongside the current protection available to new […]

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Employment Law: five government consultations launched this month - Joseph England explains

The start of the summer break and the end of Theresa May’s tenure has marked a bumper launch of consultations by the government. Such consultations can be very insightful as to future developments and trends that will subsequently appear in legislation. Joseph England explains about five consultations launched in the field of employment and discrimination […]

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