Employment Matters - November 2019

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Employment Matters - November 2019

Published 8 November 2019

DAC Beachcroft's Employment Matters focuses on some of the most interesting cases and events occurring within the Employment Law sector.

Religion and belief discrimination: Beliefs about transgenderism were not protected by discrimination legislation 

A Christian doctor whose beliefs about transgenderism prevented him from referring to transgender patients by their chosen pronouns was not subjected to religious or philosophical belief discrimination.

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Legal advice privilege: Leaked email from a solicitor was legally privileged 

The Court of Appeal has overturned an EAT decision that a solicitor’s leaked email did not fall foul of the “iniquity principle” and that it was legally privileged.

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Race discrimination: The dangers of not giving an honest reason for a dismissal 

An employer who lied about the reason for a dismissal was trying to cover up a dismissal tainted by stereotypical assumptions about race.

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Indirect religion and belief discrimination: Did an employee suffer indirect discrimination because of her beliefs about copyright?

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an employee’s claim that she suffered indirect discrimination because of her belief in her right to own copyright and moral rights in her own creative work.

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Unfair dismissal: Disciplinary investigations 

The removal of an investigator’s evaluative conclusions from an investigation report following legal advice did not mean that the dismissal was unfair.

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Authors

Ceri Fuller

Ceri Fuller

London - Walbrook

+44 (0)20 7894 6583

Zoë Wigan

Zoë Wigan

London - Walbrook

+44 (0)20 7894 6564

Hilary Larter

Hilary Larter

Leeds

+44 (0)113 251 4710

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