In Capita Customer Management v (1) Ali (2) Working Families (Intervenor), UKEAT/0161/17/BA, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an employer’s decision to pay enhanced maternity pay – but only statutory pay for shared parental leave – was direct sex discrimination.
It has long been the case that discrimination claims can be brought against individual employees and employers. However, employers’ responsibility for the discriminatory actions of individuals is not just limited to employees carrying out their normal duties. In Unite the Union v Nailard, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that a union could be held … Continued
‘How can I resolve my dispute with this employee without ending up in an Employment Tribunal?’ This is a question that often vexes employers. One worry is that offers and comments made in negotiations will be used against the employer if a claim arises. There are, however, two shields an employer (or employee) can try … Continued
It is a common misconception that evidence obtained via covert recordings is inadmissible in Employment Tribunal proceedings. In fact, the tribunal has a wide discretion over what evidence can be considered. This was explored by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Punjab National Bank (International) Ltd and others v Gosain.
The government’s changes to employment law are designed to reduce the number of Employment Tribunal claims faced by employers. The Employment Tribunal statistics for the final quarter of the year from 1 Jan-31 March 2013 were released on 20 June 2013. This article considers the key figures, in particular to see if there is any … Continued