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Right to manifest religious belief
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 4 2013

The key issue for the European Court of Human Rights in Eweida and Others v UK was whether a fair balance had been struck between an individual's


Negligent misstatement
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • July 20 2011

An interesting case in the High Court examined the situation where an ex-employer badmouths a former employee several years after employment has ended


New decision on marital status discrimination
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • February 10 2012

In Dunn v Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management, the EAT has held that discrimination by reason of ‘marital status’ can include less favourable treatment because an employee is married to a particular person, rather than just because that employee is married


Cap on overperformance bonus
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • August 10 2010

The Court of Appeal in GX Networks Ltd v Greenland has issued a timely reminder to employers to take care when drafting bonus schemes


Pay in lieu of notice did not include guaranteed bonus
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • January 5 2011

The Court of Appeal in Locke v Candy & Candy Ltd considered whether a clause providing that an employee had to be employed to receive a guaranteed bonus was sufficient to exclude that employee's right to compensation for that bonus when he was summarily dismissed


Excessive cost a defence to not introducing a reasonable adjustment
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • January 5 2011

An employment tribunal agreed with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (FCO) decision to withdraw an offer to a deaf senior diplomat when it discovered that the cost of providing lip-speaker support would be unduly excessive


Post-employment victimisation claims
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • November 6 2012

A claim for victimisation can be brought where an employee has been subjected to a detriment as a result of bringing a discrimination complaint


Meaning of ‘organised grouping of employees' under TUPE
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • July 26 2012

In Seawell Ltd v Ceva Freight (UK) Ltd, the Scottish EAT again considered the meaning of ‘an organised grouping of employees’ in the context of service provision changes under TUPE, and followed the approach set out in Argyll Coastal Services Ltd v Stirling


Supreme Court looks at indirect age discrimination
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2012

Mr Homer retired from the police at age 51, and began work for the Police National Legal Database (PNLD) as a legal adviser


Joint and several liability in discrimination claims
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • November 28 2011

The EAT has highlighted the potential personal exposure for individuals in discrimination claims