Five things we learnt in employment law this week (20 October 2017)

five things learnt employment law this week
  1. The Greek Police’s minimum height requirement for new recruits is indirectly discriminatory towards women. A person’s physical ability should be more important than their height (CJEU in Ypourgos Ethnikis Pedias v Kalliri).
Employment Solicitor Leeds
James Rhodes, Partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP.

2. Foreign embassies cannot rely on state immunity to avoid liability for private-law employment claims by domestic staff (Supreme Court in Benkharbouche v Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs).

3. The Ministry of Justice has just announced the start of its ET fee reimbursement scheme. It will also pay interest of 0.5% on refunded fees.

4. A security guard, who was dismissed after been wrongly accused of stealing from Tesco, was fined £20 for staging a 22-hour rooftop protest at a store in Reading.

5. Avon and Somerset Police officers painted their nails blue to highlight the problem of modern slavery in some nail bars.

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