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Hartley and others v King Edward VI College

The Court of Appeal today handed down judgment in this case which considered the amount which an employer is entitled to withhold from the salary of sixth form college teachers... Read More

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Mr K Maxwell v Commissioner Of Police Of The Metropolis

Giles Powell and Jenifer Danvers successfully act for Kevin Maxwell a former Metropolitan Police, SO15, Ports Officer, in his claim for compensation for race discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, harassment and... Read More

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COURT OF APPEAL HANDS DOWN JUDGMENT IN WELSH DENTISTS CASE

COURT OF APPEAL HANDS DOWN JUDGMENT IN WELSH DENTISTS CASE The Court of Appeal has handed down a judgment that clarifies the working of the standard contract that applies to... Read More

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RMT v. UK

In RMT v. United Kingdom the European Court of Human Rights held that the ban on secondary action in the United Kingdom was a justified interference with the right to... Read More

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Robertson v. DEFRA

For equal pay proceedings to come within the EC Treaty (Nice) Art.141 the pay differences between workers of different sex performing equal work had to be "attributed to a single... Read More

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Oboh v. Secretary of State for Home Department

The words in Directive 2004/38 art.3(2) setting the limits of who qualified as "other family members" of European Union citizens were to be given their plain and natural meaning. Accordingly,... Read More

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Environment Agency v. Donnelly

An employment tribunal had not erred in finding that a disabled employee who was working flexitime should not have to come to work earlier to obtain a car parking space... Read More

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Campbell v. Public and Commercial Services Union

Lorna Campbell was employed by PCS as an equality offi cer, mainly dealing with race equality issues. She is of black Afro-Caribbean heritage and was secretary of the union's National Black Members Committee (NBMC).... Read More

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George v. Ministry of Justice (Court of Appeal)

When will a collective agreement be incorporated into a contract of employment? When is such a term apt for incorporation into a contract? Are the preceding negotiations relevant?   George... Read More

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Vaughan v. London Borough of Lewisham and 7 Others

A claimant employee's application for an interim injunction restraining the defendants from harassing or publicly defaming her in their conduct and defence of employment tribunal proceedings brought against them was... Read More

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HM Land Registry v. Benson & Ors

An employer had been entitled to apply a "cheapness criterion" when deciding which employees should be able to take advantage of an early retirement scheme, as reducing headcount was a... Read More

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A A Vaughan v. London Borough of Lewisham and Others

Without sight of transcripts of a claimant's covert recordings of colleagues and managers, an employment judge had no alternative but to decide that the evidence was inadmissible before a tribunal... Read More

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Williams v. (1) Department for Transport (2) DVLA

Introduction   Williams v. (1) Department for Transport (2) DVLA is an equal pay test case brought by hundreds of staff employed in the DVLA. The female employees in the... Read More

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A & B v. Somerset County Council

A master had erred in applying too strict a test of causation when refusing an application for pre-action disclosure under CPR r.31.16 in relation to a claim for negligence against... Read More

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Neil Salter v. Chief Constable of Dorset Police

The appellant police sergeant (S) appealed against a decision ((2011) EWHC 3366 (Admin)) dismissing his appeal to the Police Appeals Tribunal in relation to the sanction imposed by the respondent... Read More

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The Learning Trust & Others v. Marshall

The Learning Trust and other respondents were found by the tribunal to have discriminated against the Claimant on the grounds of her sex, race and disability, and on the basis... Read More

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Mary Abdenshine & Ors v. Sunderland City Council

The appellants (X) appealed against a decision made in the course of their equal pay claim against the respondent local authority.   A number of equal pay claims had been... Read More

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Maddison Hufton v. Somerset County Council

A school which operated a policy of preventing pupils from entering the premises directly into the school hall on rainy days by erecting wet weather signs as soon as it... Read More

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Asa MacIntyre v. Ministry of Defence

An army officer's claim for damages for personal injuries sustained in a rock fall during an army climbing expedition was dismissed as there had been no breach of duty of... Read More

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Ministry of Defence v. Wallis

The Employment Appeal Tribunal had the jurisdiction to hear unfair dismissal and sex discrimination claims brought by the individuals who had been employed overseas by the Ministry of Defence as... Read More

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Richard Dermott v. London Borough of Harrow

The decision of a local authority's disciplinary panel that allegations of harassment against a former employee were substantiated showed no flaw in relation to the disciplinary process, the decision reached... Read More

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Hinsley v. Chief Constable of West Mercia Constabulary

Facts: The Claimant was appointed to the office of probationary police constable by the Respondent in February 2006. By December she had decided to hand in her notice. The Respondent... Read More

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Austin v. Chief Constable of Surrey Police

The claimant (W) applied for judicial review of a decision of a temporary assistant chief constable purporting to terminate his employment as a police officer pursuant to the Police Regulations... Read More

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Dolan v. Chief Constable of Avon & Somerset

Where a case was remitted to an employment tribunal to consider specific issues, the tribunal had no jurisdiction to hear or determine matters outside the scope of those issues. The... Read More

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Wilson v. HSE (EAT)

The European Court of Justice's decision in Cadman v Health and Safety Executive (C-17/05) (2007) All ER (EC) 1 should be read as allowing an employment tribunal considering an equal... Read More

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Ministry of Defence v. B A Hay

  An impairment for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 s.1(1) could be an illness or the result of an illness. The appellant employer (M) appealed against an... Read More

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Ministry of Justice v. Prison Officers Association

There had been no inequitable conduct on the part of the Ministry of Justice where it had departed from the recommendation of a pay review board on the grounds of... Read More

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Highland Council v. TGWU/Unison

In order to comply with the provisions of the Employment Act 2002 Sch.2 para.6, there had to be some specification of comparator, at least by reference to job or job... Read More

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Joss and others v. Cumbria County Council

Tess Gill and Betsan Criddle, instructed by Thompsons, represented the GMB backed claimants. The Employment Appeal Tribunal largely upheld the Employment Tribunal’s judgment, which found in the claimants' favour.  ... Read More

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Tahira Ashraf v. Devon County Council

A judgment that had been entered in favour of a party was set aside where that party had been approbating on a settlement in respect of liability and reprobating on... Read More

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Muschett v. London Borough of Hounslow and others

EAT (Judge McMullen QC) 6/8/2007   EMPLOYMENT - ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE   APPEAL NOTICES : APPEALS : EMPLOYMENT APPEAL TRIBUNAL : EXTENSIONS OF TIME : TIME LIMITS : APPROPRIATE PRINCIPLES... Read More

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Alan Collings v. The Home Office

Alan Collings v The Home Office   HHJ Walton, 12 June 2006   Newcastle upon Tyne County Court (4DH01030)   Jonathan Clarke (Old Square Chambers), counsel for C, instructed by... Read More

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Forde v. Bentley

Jane McNeill QC obtained an interim payment of £400,000 in the High Court in order to purchase accommodation for a Claimant with paraplegia. HHJ Grenfell rejected the Defendant’s argument that... Read More

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Home Office v. Bailey (EAT)

Permission to appeal against an Employment Appeal Tribunal's majority decision in an equal pay claim was refused in circumstances where, although the appellant's amended grounds of appeal largely followed the... Read More

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Griffiths v. Salisbury District Council

An Implementation Agreement was apt for incorporation into the claimants' employment contracts since it made it clear that if there was a re-grading structure policy, and that if the trade... Read More

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Duthie v Bath & NE Somerset Council

Appeal by the applicant ('D') from an employment tribunal's decision on 20 May 2002. D was employed by the respondent ('the council') and was appointed as a Health and Safety... Read More

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Grattage v. The Home Office

Liverpool County Court (Deputy District Judge O'Neill 30.4.02, 19.12.02, 20.1.03)   Jonathan Clarke, counsel for the Claimant (instructed by Lees Lloyd Whitley)   Timothy Holloway, counsel for the Defendant (instructed... Read More

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RMT sub nom AB v CD

The parties sought the court's opinion as to the validity of the election of a candidate ('T') to the Council of Executives of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and... Read More

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Richard Griffiths v. Pembrokeshire County Council

A smoke nuisance under s.79(b) Environmental Protection Act 1990, could include the smell of smoke.   Appeal by way of case stated from a decision of a recorder and magistrates,... Read More

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R v. Poole Borough Council Ex Parte. Beebee

Held: dismissing the application, that (1) as the BHS had long been closely involved with the site and the WFN had undertaken to pay R's costs if so ordered, both... Read More
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