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Headscarves and discrimination

Background You may recall our bulletin last year which discussed Attorney General opinions on religious discrimination including an opinion on the recent European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) case that has …

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Redundancy tainted by sex discrimination is unfair

Background The Claimant was employed as an engineer in the Connectivity Operations team. While on maternity leave she submitted a flexible working request and returned in 2013 on a part …

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Indirect religious discrimination

Background                                             The Claimant was employed by London Underground Ltd (“the Company”) and was entitled to 38 days’ holiday per year. In previous years, the Claimant had been allowed to take …

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Commencement of the Trade Union Act 2016

The new rules under the Trade Union Act 2016 (“the Act”) will come into force on 01 March 2017 and will apply to industrial action starting on or after that …

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Physical violence and unfair dismissal

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Arnold Clark Automotives Ltd v Spoor has upheld a finding of unfair dismissal where the Claimant had been dismissed following physical violence …

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