Some Significant Age Discrimination Cases Reported in 2023

Here are some of the most significant age discrimination cases reported in the UK in 2023: Eileen Jolly vs. Reading’s Royal Berkshire Hospital1: An 89-year-old NHS secretary, Eileen Jolly, became the oldest person in the UK to win an age discrimination claim. Her superiors at Reading’s Royal Berkshire Hospital fired her, claiming that she was … Read more

Retail worker sacked for Smoking

Employers have to be extra careful when dismissing employees. Even if employees have committed acts of gross misconduct, dismissing them may be unreasonable. An Employment Tribunal (ET) made this remark in a case where a store supervisor was sacked for smoking on company premises. The woman worked for a national retail chain which took a … Read more

The Implications of Harpur Trust v Brazel for Schools and Academy Trusts

Harpur Trust v Brazel  Earlier this year, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) released a guide that outlined the requirements for school and academy trusts to deal with complaints. The guide contained a case study based on the recent case of Harpur Trust v Brazel, which provides an interesting background to the issue and … Read more

Age Discrimination in the UK: Employer Justified Retirement Age

Age Discrimination in the UK The law protects employees from discrimination based on their age in a number of ways. Age discrimination, also known as compulsory or justified retirement age, is one such practice. It can occur when an employer does not respect an employee’s age, whether it’s directly or indirectly. Justified retirement age The … Read more

CORONAVIRUS AND CONTRACTS: FORCE MAJEURE

The outbreak of coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) is having a significant impact on the ability of businesses to perform their contracts. As of 03 March 2020 there have been 2809 cases reported and 56 deaths. It is very likely to get much worse in the UK before it gets better. Businesses have to be … Read more

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