Legal News

There could be unlawful discrimination where (with no other jobs available) an employee was not warned he would be dismissed if he did not accept a revised role he had previously rejected. The claimant was dismissed following a period of long-term sickness absence with depression. He rejected a revised, lower paid role. The employer told... Read more »
Diana Kloss’s latest blog considers the case of an employee with multiple health conditions who was turned down for an overseas assignment. In Owen v Amec Foster Wheeler Energy the Court of Appeal considered whether an employer was entitled to refuse to send an employee to work on a project in Sharjah, Dubai, United Arab... Read more »
The Court of Appeal has confirmed a previous EAT decision which held that payments for voluntary overtime, if ‘normal’, should be included in holiday pay for the four-week EU minimum holiday period. The Court of Appeal said the tribunal must decide whether the pattern of work is ‘sufficiently regular and settled’ for payments made in... Read more »
ROH was held liable for damages to a viola player, based on a breach of the Noise Regulations before October 2013. Before October 2013 a breach of statutory duty under health and safety regulations normally conferred a civil right of action for damages. In Goldscheider v Royal Opera House www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2019/711.html the claimant was a viola... Read more »
The EAT held that facial disfigurement and other side effects did not mean diplopia (double vision) was not ‘correctable’ by a contact lens. Normally whether something is a disability within the Equality Act 2010 is assessed disregarding measures being taken to treat or correct it. However there is an exception for a sight impairment correctable... Read more »