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“Balancing exercise” critical in dismissal of disabled employee

In City of York v Grosset, in upholding an earlier Tribunal decision, the EAT has emphasised the importance of a proportionate response before disabled employees are dismissed. Grosset was Head of English at a secondary …

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Government in ‘minor key” on Tribunal fee reform

The government’s long awaited review of Employment Tribunal fees has now been published. There is no plan to reduce fee levels or to increase the disposable capital threshold for fee remission. The changes proposed are therefore …

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Long-term stress is not always a disability

In Herry v Dudley Council the Tribunal dealt with the question of whether long term stress counts as disability for the purposes of the Equality Act. Herry claimed to be disabled by virtue of workplace …

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Workplace racism – report digs deeper into reasons

A report from the University of Manchester Equality, Diversity and Racism in the Workplace: A Qualitative Analysis of the 2015 Race at Work Survey has looked more closely at the data in the 2015 Race at Work survey, …

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Expired warnings can be used – exceptionally

In Stratford v Auto Trail VR the EAT decided that it was fair to take into account previous misconduct by an employee even though it was the subject of expired warnings. ​Stratford was dismissed for …

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Employment Tribunal judgments finally online

HM Courts and Tribunals has now launched its online register of employment tribunal judgments, the first time there has been a central register of judgments by employment tribunals.  At present, the number of cases available …

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