Real Employment Law Advice

Category: Employment Tribunal Claims

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Without prejudice letters: Are they really ‘off the record’?

Are “without prejudice” letters admissible as evidence if they contain grossly exaggerated allegations of misconduct? This was the question that was considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ltd v Sommer  in relation to a letter proposing settlement..

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Childcare and Sex Discrimination

In a recent case decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal the tricky issue of childcare and sex discrimination arose in a case against the retail chain Primark. It is an interesting reminder of the types of issues that can arise when trying to arrange working hours and arrangements among staff.

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What is the test for determining victimisation?

This question has been answered recently by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Warburton v The Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police [2022] EAT 42 (14 March 2022).  Victimisation occurs where one person subjects another person to a detriment because either..

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An employer has been ordered to pay compensation after making menopause comments

An employee recently succeeded in claiming that she had been harassed on the grounds of her sex and age following comments made by her manager about menopause.  She also won her claim of victimisation based on the treatment she received after she complained about the offending comments.