Female banker makes “bunga bunga” Employment Tribunal claim

July 17, 2013

A female banker has made an Employment Tribunal claim after claiming that she was subjected to discrimination at the firm that she worked for. Ms Isabel Sitz claims that she was subjected to discrimination in the workplace and that she was forced out of her job last year by the racist and sexist culture at […]

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Muslim-run company ordered to pay Christian worker compensation for discrimination

May 29, 2013

A Muslim-run company based in the West Midlands have been ordered by the Employment Tribunal to pay a former employee thousands of pounds in compensation after he was successful in an Employment Tribunal claim. Halal Food Group, based in the West Midlands, were sued by Mr Christoper Turton, 31, after he alleged that he had […]

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Reported rise in discrimination against cancer patients

May 20, 2013

There has been a reported rise in discrimination in the workplace in England and Wales against workers suffering from cancer. A reported commissioned by MacMillan Cancer Support has concluded that there has been a significant rise in reported discrimination in the workplace against those currently and previously receiving treatment for cancer. The research by Macmillan […]

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Former PWC partner fails in disability discrimination claim

May 16, 2013

A former PriceWaterhouseCoopers partner has failed in his appeal against an industrial tribunal’s decision that he was not subject to disability discrimination. Mr Colin Tenner, who had joined PWC in 1987, had suffered for years from workplace stress, anxiety and depression. In late 2007 he was signed off work and remained on sick leave for […]

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Which Age Group Suffers Most From Ageism?

April 23, 2013

(Guest post regarding the age groups which suffer most from ageism). When we think of ageism, often the seemingly harmless jokes about the diminishing faculties of the elderly or the recklessness of inexperienced youth are what come to mind. With the rising tension of an uncertain unemployment climate, ageism is becoming increasingly noticeable in the […]

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Man wins age discrimination claim after being referred to as “Yoda”

January 21, 2013

An employee has won his age discrimination and unfair dismissal claim against his employers after he was nicknamed “Yoda” and made redundant. Mr Nolan, a service team leader at Evans Halshaw Motorhouse Workshop, complained to an Employment Tribunal that he had been discriminated against and unfairly dismissed after he was made redundant in February 2012. […]

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Report shows progress in boardroom equality

January 13, 2013

Guest post from ELE regarding equality in the boardroom. A progress report from Cranfield School of Management, published 18 months after Lord Davies’ review into women on boards, has revealed some encouraging developments. The report found that the number of women recruited to the boardrooms of the UK’s largest companies has increased, and there has […]

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New age discrimination claim being pursued against television channel

January 11, 2013

A report in today’s Guardian newspaper outlines that Mr John McCririck is pursuing an Employment Tribunal claim against Channel 4 and IMG Sports Media after he was dropped from the presenting team of Channel 4’s flagship racing programme. Mr McCririck, 72, has been involved with the Channel 4 horse racing programme, Channel 4 Racing, for […]

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Who’s liable for a direct discrimination claim and what are the defences?

January 6, 2013

If you’re making an Employment Tribunal claim for discrimination against your employer then you’ll want to pursue a claim effectively and against the right people. In this post we’ll therefore take a look at the nature of discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal and who potential Claimants can pursue claims against.  We’ll do so by […]

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How do I know if I’ve been sexually harassed in the workplace?

December 2, 2012

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a very serious and quite pervasive issue – a Eurofound report in 2005 found that 5% of female workers in the United Kingdom had reported incidents of sexual harassment or unwanted sexual attention. These figures – in reality – probably under-represent the amount of workplace sexual harassment that occurs […]

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