Archive for the Employment Tribunals Category

Tribunal rejects transsexual police officer’s claim of discrimination

This article appeared in People Management this week and is said to be the first case of it’s type. An employment tribunal has ruled against a transsexual police officer who brought a claim of discrimination and harassment against Essex Police. Police Constable Emma Chapman, who had surgery

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Dismissal may be fair where employer ignorant or mistaken as to the law

The Inner House of the Court of Session has considered the effect of an employer taking action against an employee which amounts to a dismissal in circumstances in which the employer has either failed to consider the legal consequences of its action, or has taken a mistaken view

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Third party harassment

Third party harassment provisions are being repealed from 1 October meaning that the rules that previously made an employer liable if an employee is harassed by a third party (such as a client or supplier) no longer apply. Jonathan Exten-Wright, partner at DLA Piper, said: “Protection against

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New Employment Tribunal Rules from 29 July 2013

On 29 July 2013, the Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/1237) (2013 Regulations) comes into force. New Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure (new ET rules) are at schedule 1 to the 2013 Regulations. These will replace the current procedural rules (the current rules) in schedule 1

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Changes to Collective Redundancy – 20 or more redundancies

In 2008 we lost one of our most well known high street names – Woolworths. From a collective redundancy point of view, this was an interesting case as clearly Woolworths were making more than 20 staff redundant within 90 days, but as they were not all “at

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