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Associative pregnancy discrimination not prohibited by the Sex Discrimination Act
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 11 2010

In the case of Kulikaoskas v MacDuff Shellfish and another, a man who argued that he was dismissed because of his association with his pregnant partner could not pursue a pregnancy discrimination claim under the SDA.


ECJ rules Spanish legislation on time off for breastfeeding discriminates against men
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • Spain, European Union
  • November 11 2010

The ECJ has held that Spanish legislation permitting employees to take time off to feed a baby breaches the Equal Treatment Directive.


Office gossip can amount to sex discrimination and harassment
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 14 2010

In Nixon v Ross Coates Solicitors the EAT held that gossip about an employee's pregnancy can amount to pregnancy discrimination and sex harassment.


Equality Act in force today
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 1 2010

The main provisions of the Equality Act 2010 come into force today, 1 October 2010.


Jurisdiction and discrimination claims
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 10 2010

In Ministry of Defence v Wallis & Grocott, the EAT has held that dependants of British members of the armed forces, working for the Ministry of Defence ("MOD") abroad could bring claims for unfair dismissal and sex discrimination in the UK.


Dismissal decision taken in the absence of employees was fair
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 10 2010

In Bashir v Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, the EAT has held that the claimants' dismissal was fair, notwithstanding that the decision to dismiss had been taken in their absence.


Disability-related discrimination: Malcolm comparator test applies in employment cases
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 10 2010

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the narrow comparator test set down by the House of Lords in London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm (2008) (a housing case) applies to employment cases of disability-related discrimination (Aylott v Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council).


Compensation awarded for career-long loss in discriminatory dismissal
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 19 2010

In Wardle v Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank the EAT has confirmed that awards for discriminatory dismissals can include compensation for career-long loss.


Dealing with retirement
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 16 2010

The abolition of the statutory default retirement age of 65 from October 2011 will compel employers to make strategic decisions about their workforce and to address the detailed consequences of the change in the law in a number of different areas.


Cap on enhanced redundancy payments not age discrimination
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2010

The EAT has decided in Kraft Foods UK Ltd v Hastie that an upper ceiling on a contractual redundancy payment, which disproportionately affected older workers, did not constitute age discrimination.