Senior Banker whose job was marginalised whilst on Maternity leave wins tribunal.
A senior banker at Commerzbank’s London markets has won a case that claimed sex discrimination, maternity discrimination and harassment at London Central Employment Tribunal.
Often individuals suffer from multiple complaints that could in essence be considered as a Disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. Recently, colour blindness has been determined within the Employment Tribunal as an impairment, but the Claimant’s red-green colour blindness could not be considered a disability under the Equality Act 2010. Cases such as this could leave many wondering whether or not they have the right to make a disability claim.
A former senior vice president is taking his employment discrimination case to the court of appeal after previous hearings at an Employment Tribunal and an Employment Appeal Tribunal. The case revolves around whether it is fair for an employee to be dismissed for refusing to co-operate in workplace discrimination against them.
There have been many stories in the press of late, concerning the gig economy, but were you aware that foster carers are not classified as employees but as workers? This means they do not receive the benefits that employees do.
The Low Pay Commission recently carried out a report which concluded that it is women who are routinely paid less than the national minimum wage, and the main rationale behind this is because they are less likely to complain about it
Fibromyalgia is a form of chronic pain syndrome, the symptoms of which leave people with overwhelming pain, headaches, sleeplessness and depression. Managing such a condition at work can be challenging but you should not be placed at a disadvantage if you are a sufferer.
It is widely acknowledged that the continual changes in employment law have made it tougher for employers to stay well informed of their obligations. This in turn with the already hard hitting tribulations which come with running a business, have meant that more and more employers are faced with situations which can lead to upset and disgruntled employees with potential for an increase in Employment Tribunal Claims.
Previously, the Court of Appeal set out guidance for calculating awards given to parties who have suffered an act or multiple acts of discrimination - this award is known as an injury to feelings award. The scale to establish what a person can be awarded has been guided by the leading case Vento v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police since 2002. These are known as the Vento guidelines.