Employment Case Law Update June 2020

A number of key employment law cases of significance for employers have recently been decided.   Unfair dismissal in redundancy Gwynedd Council v Barratt A London Employment Tribunal has ruled in favour of an NHS trust employer in the case of Camara v East London NHS Foundation Trust. A claim for unfair dismissal was brought […]

Employment Case Law Update May 2020

A number of key employment law cases of significance for employers have recently been decided.   Pregnancy discrimination Camara v East London NHS Foundation Trust A London Employment Tribunal has ruled in favour of an NHS trust employer in the case of Camara v East London NHS Foundation Trust. The claimant (Camara) had worked as […]

Employment Case Law Update April 2020

A number of key employment law cases of significance for employers have recently been decided.   Vicarious liability WM Morrisons Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12 and Barclays v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13 On 1 April 2020 the Supreme Court handed down two judgments in Barclays Bank Plc v Various Claimants [2020] […]

Case Law: Covert CCTV Recordings in the Workplace

Protection of privacy for employees What do employers need to be aware of when considering covert recordings in the workplace? In López Ribalda and Others v. Spain, the European Court of Human Rights has overturned a previous judgment it made in the case of López Ribalda and others v Spain, the case where a supermarket […]

Case Law: Probation Officer Fairly Dismissed For Failure to Disclose

In Q v Secretary of State for Justice UKEAT/0120/19 (10 January 2020), the EAT held a probation service officer was fairly dismissed for failing to disclose dealings with social services in a personal capacity. This case demonstrates the difficulties an employee may face when challenging a dismissal after they have failed to take into account a […]

Case Law: Vegetarianism & Veganism: Protected Characteristics?

In the case of Conisbee v Crossley Farms Ltd and Others, the employment tribunal made a ruling that vegetarianism was not considered to be a protected characteristic under equality law. The basis of this decision was that it did not meet the relevant criteria for establishing a protected philosophical belief. The above case contrasts to […]