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Can an injury to feelings award be reduced for contributory fault?

United Kingdom - August 21 2019 The EAT was recently asked to consider whether a tribunal can reduce a Claimant’s injury to feelings award for their own contributory fault. W, a...

Should an employee’s compensation be reduced because they have covertly recorded a workplace meeting?

United Kingdom - August 19 2019 It is now quite common for employees to secretly record Disciplinary and grievance meetings and other workplace interactions. As a rule of thumb, the...

Does a three-month gap in a series of holiday pay underpayments break the chain of unlawful deductions?

United Kingdom - August 16 2019 Claims for holiday underpayments are commonly brought under the unlawful deduction of wages provisions. Such claims can be brought within three...

Did a trainee social worker’s offensive social media postings render him unfit to practice?

United Kingdom - August 14 2019 The Court of Appeal has recently upheld a judicial review application brought by a student who was excluded from his trainee social worker course on...

Was a refusal of a transfer request discrimination because of perceived disability?

United Kingdom - August 8 2019 Workers are protected from less favourable treatment based on the employer’s or another worker’s perception (whether rightly or wrongly held) that...