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Pimlico Plumbers and Anor v Gary Smith [2017]

Decision number:EWCA.Civ.51   Legal body:ewca The question on this appeal is whether the Employment Tribunal (“the ET”) was correct to hold in a decision dated 16 April 2012 that the respondent, Gary Smith, was a worker within the meaning of S.230(3)(b) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (“the ERA”) and regulation 2(1) of the Working Time Regul...
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J20 v Facebook Ireland Ltd [2016]

Decision number:NIQB.98   Legal body: The plaintiff brought claims alleging harassment and misuse of private information in relation to a series of postings about him on three web pages that the defendant hosted. They included photographs of the plaintiff with numerous captions all related to flag protests in Belfast in 2013. In apply...
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Jason Steele v Asda Stores Ltd [2017]

Case reference:NIIT.(CASE.REFS:.2252/15 .2253/15 .2375/15)   nfair dismissal and unlawful disability discrimination. The background facts are that a female colleague made allegations that a number of male colleagues sexually assaulted her and that the claimant had sent her abusive text and Facebook messages. The claimant was suspended from work and an invest...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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First Group plc v Paulley [2017]

Decision number:UKSC.4   Legal body:uksc Mr Paulley, the appellant in this case, is a wheelchair user. He tried to get on a bus so he could catch a train to go onward and visit his parents. A woman with a sleeping child in a buggy was occupying the space reserved for wheelchair users. When asked to move by the driver, the woman refused, s...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Sarah McCrossan v Department for Social Development [2016]

Case reference:00062_15FET   tribunal held she had suffered unlawful discrimination. Practical Lessons The tribunal was anxious about curtailing the ability of employees to express political opinions online and noted the potential “chilling effect” of doing do. The rationale behind the employer’s policy i.e. maintaining neutra...
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Jo-Anne Peters v South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust [2016]

Case reference:NIIT.01108/16IT   tention, stressing that in a disability discrimination case the burden falls clearly on the claimant and there is no duty on a respondent to ‘delve’ into such matters. Respondents who have been ‘ambushed’ by late production of medical reports and wish to instruct their own expert may not only seek ...
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Hampshire County Council v Wyatt [2016]

Case reference:UKEAT.0013_16_1310   The Employment Tribunal in this case found that the Claimant’s suspension was not an unlawful act but was the most proximate cause of her depression and triggered that depression. The Respondent appealed against an award for personal injury on the basis that the Employment Tribunal was wrong to mak...
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Daouidi v Bootes Plus SL [2016]

Case reference:EUECJ.C-395/15   er workers..." Note that the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, which continues to apply in NI (the Equality Act 2010 applies in GB), refers to "...a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities." That a...
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Sickness and Absence Discrimination and Equality
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Molyneaux v Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs & Department of Finance [2016]

Decision number:NIIT.01147_15IT.   Legal body:niiet The claimant in this case claimed that she had been directly and indirectly discriminated against by the respondent on the ground of her sex. One particular issue focused on the claimant’s allegation that the respondent indirectly discriminated against women with respect to its career break policy....
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Sickness and Absence Discrimination and Equality
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Colin McArthur, Karen McArthur & Ashers Baking Company Ltd v Gareth Lee [2016]

Case reference:NICA.39   Firstly, it held that there was direct discrimination, as the logo on the cake could only apply to gay and bisexual people and therefore the protected characteristic was sexual orientation. It was also held that it was not necessary to read down or display the provisions of the Equality Act (Sexua...
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Discrimination and Equality