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Morton Fraser | United Kingdom | 26 Jul 2013

Compensation awards in discrimination cases

The Equal Opportunities Review's annual report on discrimination awards is out and makes for very interesting reading.

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Morton Fraser | United Kingdom | 1 Jul 2013

Avoiding discrimination - the assessment criteria for redundancy

In the May 2011 edition of our e-bulletin we reported on the case of Eversheds Legal Services v De Belin in which it was held that a male employee

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Morton Fraser | United Kingdom | 8 May 2013

Dates announced for changes to employment law under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 ("ERRA") was published on 2 May 2013 and contains the commencement dates for various changes it will

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Morton Fraser | United Kingdom | 30 Apr 2013

Social media: a legitimate pre-employment vetting tool?

Recently the media reported the story of Paris Brown, the former youth police and crime commissioner for Kent, who was forced to resign from her post

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Morton Fraser | United Kingdom | 1 Feb 2013

Decision on discriminatory effect of Sunday working on Christians

A recent decision from the Employment Appeals Tribunal has considered whether requiring a Christian to work on a Sunday amounted to indirect

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Morton Fraser | United Kingdom, European Union | 16 Jan 2013

European Court of Human Rights rules on religious discrimination in the workplace

As has been widely reported in the media, the European Court of Human Rights ("ECtHR") issued its judgement yesterday in Eweida and others v UK

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Morton Fraser | United Kingdom | 26 Jul 2012

Compensation awards in employment tribunal discrimination claims

The Equal Opportunities Review’s excellent survey on discrimination compensation awards has just been published for awards in 2011 and is based on research of cases at the Bury St Edmunds Employment Tribunal along with cases sent to the EOR by individual lawyers.

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Morton Fraser | United Kingdom | 2 May 2012

Justification of compulsory retirement age

Mr Seldon had been an equity partner in a law firm since 1972.

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Morton Fraser | United Kingdom, European Union | 2 May 2012

Discrimination and the recruitment process

It is well-established that discrimination law applies to the job application process as well as in the course of employment, but does an unsuccessful job applicant who meets the advertised criteria for a role have a right to access information about the successful candidate in order to show that discrimination took place?

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Morton Fraser | United Kingdom | 28 Mar 2012

Increased unfair dismissal qualifying period the potential pitfalls

Regular readers of this blog will be well aware that as of 6 April, the qualifying period for unfair dismissal will increase from one year to two for all employees starting on or after that date.

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