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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 27 Jul 2011

Employer’s liability for harassment carried out by a third party

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has recently held that a council was responsible for acts of racial harassment carried out against one of its employees by a child in its care on the basis that it had not done enough to protect the employee

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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 30 Jul 2010

A cap on contractual redundancy payments did not amount to age discrimination

In the recent case of Kraft Foods v Hastie the EAT held that a cap on how much employees could receive under a contractual redundancy scheme was a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim, and therefore did not amount to a contravention of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.

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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 12 May 2009

EAT judgment on the meaning of disability

In the recent case of Chief Constable of Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary v Adams, the EAT gave judgment on what constituted a normal day-to-day activity for the purposes of defining disability under the Disability Discrimination Act.

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