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27th April 2023

Paralegal Succeeds In Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

In the recent case of Farzana Yasin v Swift Lawyers Ltd (2407552/2021) the Employment Tribunal held that Ms Yasin (‘the Claimant’) was discriminated against on the grounds of pregnancy but was not unfairly dismissed. The Respondent was a Law Firm and the Claimant commenced employment in 2017 as a paralegal working on cavity wall insulation […]

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29th March 2023

Harassment in the workplace

Shirley Lyons (“the Claimant”) was employed by Starplan (“the Respondent”) as a designer/sales consultant from June 2013 until her resignation in April 2018. At the Respondent’s Christmas party in December 2017, the Claimant was the only female employee in attendance. At a restaurant, one of her male colleagues commented on her breasts and cleavage whilst […]

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22nd February 2023

Are written terms relevant for Employment Status?

Are written terms relevant for Employment Status? Yes, found the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)l in Ter-Berg v Simply Smile Manor House Ltd and others [2023] EAT 2. The EAT found that the Employment Tribunal has erred in not starting their analysis of whether the Dr Ter-Berg (The Claimant) was an employee by considering the terms […]

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25th January 2023

Fabricating documents

In the case of Mr Tunnicliff v Baytree Car Sales and Others (2601351/2022) the tribunal determined that Mr Tunnicliff dismissal was procedurally unfair and Baytree Car Sales had fabricated a disciplinary process and documents. The Claimant, Mr Tunnicliff worked for the Respondent, Baytree Car Sales as a manager for 24 years before his dismissal. It […]

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7th December 2022

Vanishing dismissal

In the case of Marangakis v Iceland Foods Limited [2022] EAT 161, the Employment Appeal Tribunal determined whether an employee could rely on their dismissal if they appeal and are reinstated. On 24 January 2019, Ms Marangakis (“the Claimant”) was dismissed from her role at Iceland Foods Limited (“the Respondent”) as a part-time sales assistant […]

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23rd November 2022

Guidance to Employers ahead of World Cup

The FIFA World Cup kicks off on Sunday the 20th of November 2022, lasting just under a month, with the final on Sunday 18th of December 2022. Global sporting events such as the World Cup or the Olympics present a challenge for employers wanting to maintain the appropriate staffing levels without stopping their entire workforce […]

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27th September 2022

Disabled At The Relevant Time?

In order for an employee to fall under the protection of disabled under the Equality Act 2010, they must be disabled at the time of the discriminatory act. In the recent case of Quinn v Sense Scotland ETS/4111971/2021, the tribunal confirmed that an employee who caught COVID-19 two weeks before their dismissal was not disabled […]