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Heafield v Times Newspapers

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

It’s not often that we’re forced to reduce expletives to black and white. But this case report just wouldn’t be the same without it. Mr Heafield was a sub-editor at the Times. He was also a practising Roman Catholic, although … Click to read more…

Question Mark Over Representative’s Capacity – Drysdale v Department of Transport

Mr Drysdale was represented by his wife at his two-day unfair dismissal hearing. During the second day it became clear that more time was needed. When Mrs Drysdale discovered that it would be four months before the case would be … Click to read more…

Judicial Proceedings Immunity – Singh v Reading Borough Council

Ms Singh was a head teacher employed by the Council. While still working at her school, she brought a claim alleging that parents, staff and governors had pursued a campaign of race discrimination, harassment and victimisation against her. In the … Click to read more…

Discrimination Guidance

While the decision in Eweida & Others did much to clarify religion and belief discrimination, there’s always room for some easily-digestible guidance on applying the law in the workplace. The Equality & Human Rights Commission has delivered just that. http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/advice-and-guidance/guidance-for-employers/religion-or-belief-new-guidance-february-2013/ … Click to read more…

Enhanced Redundancy for Older Workers – Lockwood v DWP

Ms Lockwood took voluntary redundancy from her administrator’s role at the Department for Work and Pensions. She received £10,900 after nearly 8 years’ service. She was 26. Had she been over 35 with the same level of service she would … Click to read more…

Government Takes Another Look at Bill

As the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill continues to travel through Parliament, the Government is reshaping some of the provisions. Unfair dismissal qualifying periodThe unfair dismissal qualifying period has been amended to reflect the European Court of Human Rights’ decision … Click to read more…

Post-employment Whistleblowing – Onyango v Berkeley Solicitors

Mr Onyango made a protected disclosure (often known as ‘whistleblowing disclosure’) after leaving his job at a firm of solicitors. When he was then investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority following allegations of forgery and dishonesty, he claimed that the … Click to read more…