Employment and discrimination News

3PB barrister Sarah Bowen analyses the latest employment law cases

3PB barrister Sarah Bowen analyses the latest employment law cases, covering: Age discrimination/Objective justification – Sargeant and Others v London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and Others UKEAT/0116/17/LA and The Lord Chancellor and Anor v McCloud and Ors [2018] UKEAT/0071/17/2901 Sex Discrimination – HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills v Interim Executive […]

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Race discrimination - 'Coconut' - Joseph England considers recent analysis of comparators and striking out

In Walters v Avanta Enterprise Limited [2017] UKEAT 0127_17_2112 (December 2017), Slade J in the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered a case in which the Claimant argued that being labelled a ‘coconut’ (i.e. being black on the outside, white on the inside) demonstrated a racially discriminatory motivation but her claim was struck out as having no […]

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3PB barristers Oliver Isaacs and Katherine Anderson analyse the latest employment law cases

3PB Employment barristers Oliver Isaacs and Katherine Anderson analyse the latest employment law cases, covering: Holiday Pay - The Sash Window Workshop v King The Burden of Proof - Ajayi Ayodele v Citylink Ltd & Napier (2017) EWCA Civ 1913 Marriage or Marriage Difficulties - Gould v Trustees of St John's Downshire Hill [2017] UKEAT 0115_17_0510 Uber […]

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Illegality: Joseph England in appeal examining how illegality applies within employment contracts

Appearing on 30 November 2017 at the EAT before HHJ Eady QC and against David Reade QC and Grahame Anderson, Joseph England dealt with an interesting and significant case examining how the doctrine of illegality applies within an employment context The case involved a migrant domestic worker who had to come to the UK but […]

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Successful appeal by Karen Moss results in award of maximum costs order by the employment tribunal

Following Karen Moss’s successful appearance before the Court of Appeal earlier this year, the employment tribunal in K v CGDM Ltd has just given a judgment for the Respondent for costs in respect of the original hearing. The Respondent was awarded the maximum costs order within the jurisdiction of the employment tribunal - £20,000 - […]

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Royds Withy King partner Chris Kane and 3PB employment barrister Sarah Clarke: does the Welsh Rugby Union's new selection policy amount to indirect age discrimination?

Following the Welsh Rugby Union's scrapping of the so called ‘Gatland’s Law’ with the result that a number of star players possibly missing out on future international fixtures, including the 2019 Rugby World Cup, 3PB employment barrister Sarah Clarke and Royds Withy King commercial partner Chris Kane examine if the Welsh Rugby Union new selection policy […]

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3PB barristers Simon Tibbitts and Sarah Clarke analyse the latest employment law cases

3PB Employment barristers Sarah Clarke and Simon Tibbitts analyse the latest employment law cases, covering: Guidance of whose motivation will be taken into account in determining the “Employer’s” reason for dismissal: Royal Mail Limited v Kamaljeet Jhuti [2017] EWCA Civ 1632 EAT find that relying on previous instances of misconduct, for which no sanction had […]

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3PB Employment barrister Oliver Isaacs analyses the latest employment law cases

3PB Employment barrister Oliver Isaacs analyses the latest employment law cases, covering: 1. Early Conciliation – De Mota v ADR Network UKEAT/0305/16/DA 2. Practice and Procedure - Jhuti v Royal Mail UKEAT/0061/17/RN 3. Burden of Proof - Efobi v Royal Mail Group Ltd 4. Causation and Apportionment – BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd v Konczak (2017) […]

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