Employment: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Lay-off and short-time working

James Tunley explains how employers can avoid redundancies by introducing lay-off’s and short-time working during Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Employment: Ishola v Transport for London (TfL) [2020] EWCA Civ 112

Barbara Zeitler analyses the meaning of ‘provision, criterion or practice’ for employers when making reasonable adjustments in respect of a disabled person in regards to the case of Ishola v Transport for London (TfL) [2020] EWCA Civ 112.

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.