Five things we learnt in employment law this week (January 21 2019)

employment law five things 21 January 2019
James Rhodes, Partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP.
  1. The EAT has ruled that a comment by an Employment Judge to a barrister that there was no need to lie, after mishearing the representative, did not amount to bias. (Balakumar v Imperial College of Health Care NHS Trusts)

2. A fellowship in Oxford that was previously female only has been forced to include men to be in line with equality law.

3. An Olympic cyclist has lost a landmark Employment Tribunal claim after a Judge rules that she was not an employee for British Cycling or UK Sport.

4. An Employment Tribunal has heard how a female employee claims that she resigned from her role after her manager made comments of “I can teach you a lot about sex” and “If I was 20 years younger, I would be all over you”. The Tribunal continues.

5. A disabled worker who was not provided with voice recognition software to ease pain relating to her disability has been awarded £45,000 in damages after being successful in her claim for unfair dismissal and failure to implement reasonable adjustments.

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