Case Studies Articles
Endometriosis in the workplace explored...
Employee Rachel develops a chronic illness and faces disability discrimination at work
Gideon's a Hedge Fund Manager, working in The City for a large global Hedge Fund management firm in London, he's been dismissed after facing stress in the workplace
At Lawson-West our Family Law team deal with a variety of cases that vary in complexity and cost. The following case study is based on a separation where one party earns considerably more than the other, it looks at what factors are important when considering the division of matrimonial assets and in this case, how they are divided.
Lawson-West Solicitors successfully established that a ‘freelance personal trainer’ for a UK wide gym franchise, had been an ‘employee’ in a claim under the Equality Act 2010.
The claim for disability discrimination arose from the Respondent’s termination of our Clients contract on the grounds of absence from work, which our Client says was caused by a medical condition amounting to a disability.
After proving a case of maternity discrimination, Lawson-West obtained an award of £10,000 for the Claimant’s injury to feelings award, which then increased by more than 50% to £15,332.19 because of uplifts and interest.
Lawson-West proved that an NHS Bank Healthcare Assistant working on a zero hours’ contract had been an employee though she had no obligation to accept work offered to her.