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The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v Denby [2017]

Case reference:UKEAT.0314/16/2410   The Claimant was a police officer who was placed under investigation by the Department for Professional Standards (DPS) for criminal and/or gross misconduct. Conversely, a female officer who performed the same role and was placed under investigation for similar misconduct had complaints against her...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Discrimination and Equality
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Scott v Stevenson & Reid Ltd [2017]

Case reference:82/15.FET.2577/15   The Fair Employment Tribunal has found that a woman who worked for Stevenson & Reid Ltd, a Belfast bathroom, heating and plumbing company based on Prince Regent Road, was discriminated against, harassed and victimised on grounds of religious belief and political opinion and was constructively u...
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Unfair Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Ypourgos Esoterikon and anor v Kalliri [2017]

Case reference:ECJ.C-409/16   The CJEU has ruled that a minimum height requirement of 1.7m (without shoes) to join the Greek police force could not be objectively justified. Ms Kalliri is 1.68m tall. Her application to join the police force schools in Greece was rejected because she failed to reach the minimum height requiremen...
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Discrimination and Equality Policies and Procedures
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HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Appellant) v The Interim Executive Board of Al-Hijrah School (Respondent) [2017]

Case reference:EWCA.Civ.1426.   The respondent, a voluntary faith school for girls and boys aged between 4 and 16, believed that separation of the sexes was obligatory based on the school’s Islamic ethos. In a June 2016 an Ofsted Inspection Report assessed the school as “inadequate” in “effectiveness of leadership and management”...
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Discrimination and Equality Policies and Procedures
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Caroline Connolly v Western Health and Social Care [2017]

We covered an earlier NICA decision on this case in 2016, when the case was remitted back to an employment tribunal due to concerns about the adequacy of the tribunal's investigations:https://www.legal-island.com/articles/uk/case-law/2016/mar/caroline-connolly-v-western-health--social-care-trust-20...
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Unfair Dismissal Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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Benkharbouche & Anor v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2017]

Case reference:UKSC.62   This appeal concerned the alleged exploitation of overseas staff recruited abroad. Unlike the case of Reyes v Al-Malki & Anor [2017] UKSC 61 the claimants were employed by the embassies themselves as opposed to individual diplomats. The case highlights the gradual curtailment of the doctrine of...
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Reyes v Al-Malki & Anor [2017]

Case reference:UKSC.61   The appeal concerned diplomatic immunity, in particular diplomatic immunity in respect of claims brought by domestic servants against diplomats. When delivering a summary of the decision, Lord Sumption emphasised that exploitative employment practices under cover of diplomatic status is a recurring...
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Una Doyle v Toals Bookmakers [2017] NIIT 00866_17IT

Case reference:NIIT.00866_17IT   The claimant was employed as a Shop Manager by the respondent. She initially complained of sex discrimination and disability discrimination and failed to tick any of the boxes on the claim form relating to holiday pay or unpaid leave, despite having the benefit of professional advice at the time. O...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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NHS 24 v Mrs Patricia Friel Pillar [2017]

Case reference:].UKEATS/0005/16/JW   The claimant worked as a Nurse Practitioner, with her duties consisting of taking telephone calls from the public and prioritising them based on their medical priority. Following a situation where she referred a patient who had suffered a heart attack to an out-of-hours GP service she was dismissed...
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Unfair Dismissal Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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Eamonn McGrath v Southern Health & Social Care Trust [2017]

Case reference:583/16   The claimant worked for the respondent Trust for 24 years. He had an impeccable disciplinary record prior to an event that took place in June 2015. He was put on precautionary suspension and a disciplinary investigation was initiated following an allegation that he had reported for work under the i...