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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 29 Apr 2010

Employees entitled to recover compensation for injury to feelings despite lack of knowledge of discrimination

In the recent case of Taylor v XLN Telecom Ltd the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the Claimant was entitled to recover for injury to feelings and personal injury attributable to dismissal even though the Claimant had not previously attributed such injury to knowledge of discrimination.

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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 8 Jun 2009

Length of service can lawfully form part of selection criteria for redundancy

In a recent decision the Court of Appeal held that, although using length of service as a criterion to select employees for redundancy does constitute indirect age discrimination within the terms of Regulation 3 of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, it can be objectively justified as a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.

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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 8 Jun 2009

Non-payment of a tribunal award: in itself a discriminatory act?

The Court of Appeal recently heard a case where a former employee complained that the employer's failure to pay up after it lost a claim of race discrimination (and unfair dismissal) was itself an act of discrimination - specifically, victimisation.

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