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Vicarious Liability

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Is a company vicariously liable for sexual assaults committed by a doctor engaged to carry out medical examinations for prospective applicants? Yes, in this case, held the High Court in  various Claimants v Barclays Bank plc. This case involved 126...

Religious Discrimination

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Is it direct or indirect religious discrimination to discipline an employee who condemns homosexuality and speaks of repentance during a Prison church service? No, held the EAT in  Trayhorn v The Secretary of State for Justice. The Claimant, a...

Holiday Pay: Voluntary Overtime

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Is pay for voluntary overtime, normally worked, 'normal remuneration' for the purposes of calculating holiday pay? Yes, held the EAT in Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts. The Respondents were Quick Response Operatives working for the...

Reductions to Basic and Compensatory Awards

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Was it perverse to reduce a compensatory award by 35% but not also reduce the basic award? Yes, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal in University of Sunderland v Drossou. The Claimant was a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader at the Respondent...

Breaking News: Supreme Court on Tribunal Fees

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The Supreme Court has allowed the appeal by Unison against the legality of the current system of employment tribunal fees, holding that the fees regime introduced in 2013 is unlawful.   The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal by Unison against the...

MASSIVE APOLOGY: Supreme Court on Tribunal Fees

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I had two paragraphs ready to send as the judgment was announced, and accidently hit 'send' before deleting one of them.  The correct result is  the Supreme Court has allowed the appeal by Unison against the legality of the current system...

Employment Tribunal Fees - Supreme Court Decision

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By now, you probably know about this morning's  Supreme Court has allowed the appeal by Unison , holding that the  Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunals Fees Order 2013 (which led to a 70% reduction in claims) is unlawful and...

Update: Employment Tribunal Fees

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Further to this morning's bulletin (reproduced below)... I understand from reliable sources that:- 1.  employment tribunals are now refusing to take fee payments when  hard copies of ET1s  are presented in person at one of the tribunals...

Consultation on Vento Bands

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The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals have issued a joint consultation statement, seeking views on increasing the bands for damages for injury to feelings and psychiatric injury in line with the RPI.  The bands were last formally updated eight...

Employee Imprisoned for Breaching Court Order

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The High Court has imposed a sentence of 6 weeks imprisonment on an employee for breaches of an interim injunction in a dispute over confidential information, in OCS Group UK v Dadi. Mr Dadi was an employee of the Claimant, an aviation cleaning contractor...

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