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03 February 2023
Our Partner Hina Belitz has been published in Personnel Today discussing one of her recent topics of interest - the case of Jandu vs Marks and Spencer and what employers can learn about disability support from it.  The full article can be found on the Personnel Today website here, but we have provided the text of the article below:   An employment tribunal case involving Marks and Spencer settled late last year underlined how important it is for employers to ensure their redundancy processes do not discriminate against employees with disabilities. Hina Belitz evaluates the lessons to be…

27 January 2023
Our Partner Hina Belitz has been published in People Management discussing one of her expert topics - #MeToo and the rise in workplace sexual harassment claims.  The full article can be found on the People Management website here, but we have provided the text of the article below: There is no doubt that the #MeToo movement, brought about by revelations of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment crimes, sparked increased awareness around sexual harassment. Following this, we have seen a notable rise in sexual harassment allegations generally, and claims at employment tribunal. The first step in tackling this issue…

25 January 2023
The phrase ‘without prejudice’ will ring extensive alarm bells to those in the legal profession, particularly in employment law, who have often spent years understanding the requirements of this key legal rule. However, it is not necessarily understood by everyone who may be involved in settlement agreements or employment law discussions. A recent case (December 2022) from the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Garrod v Riverstones Management Ltd, has shed interesting light on the application of this rule and the costs that can be present for getting it wrong. We examine the lessons to be learnt from this case in today’s legal…

20 January 2023
The below article was published in HR Magazine on 18.01.2023, and the original link can be found here. The British Dyslexia Association estimates between 10% to 15% of the UK population has either dyslexia or another learning difficulty. The Equality Act 2010 defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative effect on a person’s ability to do normal daily activities. Employers must make reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities at all stages of their employment. Employers need to be mindful that a wide range of conditions may amount to a disability, from…

18 January 2023
Section 13 subsection 1 of the Equality Act 2010 provides that “A person (A) discriminates against another (B) if, because of a protected characteristic, A treats B less favourably than A treats or would treat others.” Taken in conjunction with Section 4 of the Equality Act, which defines marital status as one of the protected characteristics upon which one should not be discriminated, this Section 13 provides protection for individuals experiencing detrimental treatment due to their status as a husband or wife or civil partner. This protected characteristic is not commonly seen in direct discrimination case law and judicial treatment…

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