Employment: BBC Sex Discrimination: another Point of View

Graeme Kirk discusses the recent case of Samira Ahmed v BBC where Ms. Ahmed was underpaid despite working on a program that has similar content to a male colleague.

Gilham v Ministry of Justice [2019] UKSC 44, [2019] 1 WLR 5905

This appeal considered the status of judicial office holders in the context of statutory protection bestowed upon whistle-blowers.

Massages at Work and the Shifting Burden of Proof: Raj v (i) Capital Business Services Limited (ii) Ward [2019] UKEAT/0074/19 6 June 2019 (published 16 September 2019)

The employee appealed against the Employment Tribunal’s dismissal of his harassment claim which arose out of his (female) line manager giving him massages at work.

Non-disclosure agreements in discrimination cases

On 11 June 2019 the House of Commons’ Women and Equalities Committee published its report on the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in discrimination cases. Whilst the benefits are recognised, the use and scope of NDAs require improvements.

Proselytising in the Workplace

Domestic and Strasbourg jurisprudence draws a distinction between proper and improper proselytism of religious beliefs.

Anonymity and open justice in the Employment Tribunal

Since February 2017 Employment Tribunal decisions have been available online. It is a valuable resource but it also gives rise to the risk of victimisation, reputational damage and invasion of privacy.