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Iourin v University of Oxford [2023]

Decision number:EAT.108   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) Background: The claimant has been employed by the respondent since 1994 as a postdoctoral research scientist. The issues arose in relation to the relationship that the claimant had with another colleague, Ms. A. They had a good professional working relationship until 2016. In April 2016, Ms A s...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Manjang v Uber Eats UK Ltd [2022]

Decision number:Case.No:.3206212/2021   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) Background: The claimant is a black male of African descent. He commenced work as an Ubereats food delivery driver on 29th November 2019. The claim relates to the introduction of Microsoft facial recognition software. It requires drivers to take real time photograph of themselves for verification w...
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Discrimination and Equality
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MXX v A Secondary School [2023]

Case reference: EWCA.Civ.996   Legal body: England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA) Background: The claimant was a 13-year-old schoolgirl who had been sexually assaulted by a former pupil who had undertaken work experience for one week at the school. The school gave guidance for safe working practices which outlined that there was a prohibition on the exchange of social media mess...
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Contracts of Employment
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De Swarte v Fife Housekeeping Ltd (t/a Bright and Beautiful) [2023]

Decision number:4101941/2023   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) Background: The claimant, a housekeeper, claimed that she suffered from an unlawful deduction from wages due to deductions from her final pay and failure to pay holiday pay. The claimant gave notice of termination on 25th November to expire on 23rd December. She worked until 19th December and tha...
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Pay
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O’Boyle v St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust [2023]

Decision number:2413495/2020   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) Background: The claimant was employed as a Band 5 Staff Nurse from March 2017 until her resignation in July 2020. She worked in an orthopaedics ward before and during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. In March 2020, the respondent sent an email to staff asking about medical health conditions. T...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Duffy v East Riding of Yorkshire Council [2023]

Decision number:Case.No:.1805951/2021   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) Background: The claimant was employed by the respondent from February 2008 working as site coordinator at Parkside Primary School. In April 2021, the respondent received four complaints from female members of staff which were allegations of sexual harassment. The Head Teacher investigated these c...
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Dismissal
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Hewston v OFSTED [2023]

Decision number:EAT.109   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) Background: The claimant was employed by the respondent as an Inspector. During a school inspection with a colleague a group of school children rushed in from outside after it had started to rain. The claimant brushed water off the hair from a child and placed his hand on the child’s shoulder. A...
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Dismissal
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Garcha-Singh v British Airways Plc [2023]

Decision number:EAT.97   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) Background: The claimant was employed as Long Haul Cabin Crew. He was dismissed by reason of incapability following a lengthy sickness absence. This decision was made in August 2017 to take effect in January 2018. The respondent continued to extend the termination date of the claimant’s contract un...
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Dismissal
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Murdock v Department of Justice [2023]

Decision number:NIIT.1833/20   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) Background: The claimant was employed by the respondent as a Custody Prison Officer from September 2007 until his dismissal in April 2020. This followed from a period of sickness absence from April 2019. The Tribunal accepted the claimant’s evidence about stress and related sickness absence. The T...
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Dismissal Absence and Sickness Discrimination and Equality
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Aspect Windows (Western) Ltd v Retter (As Representative of the Estate of McCrorie) [2023]

Decision number:EAT.95   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) Background: The claimant was dismissed on the ground of redundancy in 2019. She brought various claims arguing that her redundancy was brought about because she had complained and raised a grievance about offensive comments made by male colleagues. The claim was successful. The issue arising was ...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues