Reduction in the number of Unfair Dismissal Cases

It’s not a surprise to hear in the news recently that the number of Unfair Dismissal cases have reduced dramatically under the Tribunal fee system. The Trade Union Congress has reported that there has been a 73% drop in the number of Unfair Dismissal claims being taken to Tribunal. There were also reductions in the […]

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Discrimination in the News – Lee v Ashers Baking Company

In the June-July 2015 issue of the HaytonHeyes newsletter we reported on this Northern Ireland case that had been making the headlines. A Christian-run bakery refused a customer’s request to have a cake made and decorated with a slogan supporting gay marriage. The baker was found guilty of discriminating against a gay customer and just […]

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Discrimination – a policy is not enough

Many companies will now have Discrimination policies in place as part of their Employee Handbook and hopefully feel confident that they have something robust in place if there are any issues or reports of non-compliance.  How do you know though if they are being followed or adhered to? Don’t assume that you’d hear about it […]

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Discrimination – lack of awareness is not an excuse

In May 2016, the Employment and Discrimination Tribunal in Jersey ruled in favour of a transgender woman passenger of Condor Ferries in a case of both direct and indirect discrimination. Ms Bisson called the ferry firm ahead of her journey to ask which toilets she should use whilst on-board. She was advised by the employee […]

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Increase in older workers in business

The Department for Work & Pensions has released statistics that show 1.14 million people aged 65 and over are in UK employment. An increase of 3% compared to 2014 and more than double the statistics from 2004. The default retirement age was scrapped in 2012 and 4 years later, there is more than 1 in 10 of […]

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