Discrimination: Positive action
In the first employment tribunal decision on positive action, an employment tribunal found that the police force unlawfully discriminated against a white heterosexual male in its attempts to increase…
Published 13 May 2019
DAC Beachcroft's Employment Matters focuses on some of the most interesting cases and events occurring within the Employment Law sector.
Unfair Dismissal: Employer could rely on tribunal findings to forgo a disciplinary investigation but appeal hearing was still required
An FCA regulated employer dismissed an employee in reliance on an employment tribunal’s findings about his credibility rather than conducting a disciplinary investigation. In the circumstances, the EAT held that the lack of investigation did not make the dismissal unfair, but the lack of an appeal hearing did.
PHI: Dismissed employee was entitled to compensation for his PHI benefits until death or retirement age
The EAT has held that an employee would have been entitled to PHI benefits until death or retirement had he not been dismissed, on the basis that he would not have been able to return to the same work he had been doing before his sickness absence.
Executive remuneration: Government report published
A Business, Energy and Industrial (BEIS) parliamentary committee has published a strongly worded report on executive pay.
Vicarious Liability: Employer not liable for injury sustained by employee at Christmas party
The High Court has held that an employer was not liable for injuries sustained by an employee when she was lifted from the dancefloor by a visiting scientist.
Discrimination and Whistleblowing Awards: Vento Band increases
An increase to the bands for injury to feelings awards in discrimination and whistleblowing awards has been announced.