Five things we learnt in Employment Law this week (2 February 2018)

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five things employment law this week 2 February
James Rhodes, Partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP.

  1. Whistleblowers can recover post-termination losses which flow from pre-termination detriments (Wilsons Solicitors LLP v Roberts, Court of Appeal).

2. A disciplinary process, which begins with an act of discrimination, is a continuing act of discrimination from start to finish (Hale v Brighton & Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, EAT).

3. Workers who suffer a detriment for asserting their rights under the Working Time Regulations can claim injury to feelings (South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue v Mansell, EAT).

4. Over £1.8m of fees have so far been refunded following the Supreme Court’s decision in Unison.

5. A man in Derbyshire reportedly had his application for a delivery driver role rejected because of his beard.

James Rhodes
James Rhodes is an employment partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP (

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