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Gale v Bankhead Services Limited [2024]

Case reference: NIIT.29693/23   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) Background: The claimant was employed as a Lawn Operative. The claimant was informed when he started that he would have to travel a distance to carry out his duties. He started in March 2022 and resigned in May 2023. The busy period was over the Spring and Summer. During that period the respond...
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Dismissal
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Ballerino v The Racecourse Association Ltd [2024]

Case reference: EAT.98   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) Background: The claimant was dismissed during her maternity leave by reason of redundancy. The claimant argued that the redundancy was a sham and that she suffered less favourable treatment because of her sex and/or because of the pregnancy and maternity. The issue arose when a new Chief Executive...
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Discrimination
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Pady & Others v HMRC & Others [2024

Decision number:EAT.73   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) Background: The claimants were supported by the FDA Union where they brought claims of direct age discrimination in relation to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme and the redundancy payment arising from it. The issue arising for the Tribunal was that there were already similar claims brought aga...
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Redundancy Discrimination Policies and Procedures
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Young v Metropolitan Police Commissioner [2024]

Decision number:EAT.55   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) Background: The claimant was a communications officer with the respondent. In this role, she dealt with emergency calls made by the public through the ‘999/101 system’. The claimant was dismissed in November 2019 as a result of attendance levels being unacceptable. There were 17 occurrences of...
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Dismissal Discrimination
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Anderson v CAE Crewing Services Ltd [2024]

Decision number:EAT.78   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) Background: The claimant was employed by the respondent as a cabin crew member. Cabin crew members are required to hold a fit to fly certificate as issued by the Aviation Medical Examiner. The claimant notified the respondent of having a cardiac episode and was referred. At an appointment the c...
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Dismissal Discrimination
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Shahbaz v Legacy Management Group Ltd [2024]

Decision number:NIIT.17264/23   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) Summary Description: No constructive dismissal when there was a shift pattern change; the contract did not stipulate an express pattern and there was due notice given of the change. Background: The claimant was employed by the respondent as a security guard. He started in November 2021 and left i...
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Dismissal
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Godfrey v Natwest Market Plc [2024]

Decision number:EAT.81   Legal body: Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) Summary Description: EAT outlines that an employer would be put on notice where they should be making enquiries as to the possible effects of a general mental impairment in the context of autism spectrum disorder. Background: The claimant was employed by the respondent from 2006-2011. He sought va...
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Discrimination Recruitment and Selection
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Bugden v The Royal Mail Group Limited [2024]

Decision number:EAT.80   Legal body: Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) Summary Description: The Tribunal ought to have been aware of the need to consider alternatives to dismissal within the general fairness and reasonableness when it comes to making a dismissal, so it would be considered even if it was not raised. Background: The claimant was employed from 1994 until...
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Dismissal Discrimination Diversity & Inclusion
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Johnstone v Glasgow City Council [2024]

Decision number:EAT.75   Legal body: Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) Summary Description: Amendment applications to be adjudicated based upon the relative injustice or hardship caused by allowing or refusing them rather than grouping them into distinct classifications. Background: The claimants were foster carers. They had cared for a child for 10 months until he w...
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Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures) Pay
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Boohene v Royal Parks Ltd [2024]

Decision number:EWCA.Civ.583   Legal body: Court of Appeal (IECA) Summary Description: No indirect discrimination found when agency workers were not paid the London Living Wage yet those directly employed were. The issue was a matter of their contract with the agency and not with the principal. Background: The respondent had engaged part of its workforce direct...
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Discrimination Pay