People who work part-time are protected from being treated less favourably than their comparable full-time colleagues. The question in Ms Pinaud’s case was whether working more than 50% of full-time hours but not being paid more than 50% of a full-time salary was less favourable treatment.
Back in 2016, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) held that a worker in Romania who had been dismissed for his personal use of the internet at work had not been dismissed unfairly because of the employer’s monitoring of his internet usage.
Mr Barbulescu had sent messages to his brother and fiancée via his work-related Yahoo account. He later argued that, by monitoring his use of the internet and by using his Yahoo messages in disciplinary proceedings, his employer had breached his right to respect for private life and correspondence.
You know those buttons at places like airports and service stations that customers can press to show that they feel happy, unhappy, or indifferent about the service they have received? Well, it seems that Sports Direct has implemented something similar to discover how staff feel about the working conditions at one of its warehouses.
Mr Kansal was northern Indian, Punjabi in origin and a UK national. He brought nine specific complaints of direct discrimination against his employer.
Two of those complaints made it to the EAT. The first was that he had been sidelined and excluded from transactions; he had been left out of pitches. The second was that he had been told that he could no longer work from home.
Ms Aziz was a care worker who had relocated to the Trust’s Dell Field Court site. Issues arose between her and two other workers, and this triggered a period of difficulties, complaints, suspensions, absences and grievances.
The situation was deemed to be dysfunctional, and the Trust decided that Ms Aziz should be moved to another site. She was given three weeks’ notice and confirmation that she would be paid her additional travel expenses in line with the employer’s relocation policy. But Ms Aziz didn’t take up what she said was her employer’s offer to move to a different location.
There are many charities that offer free support if you need someone to speak to.
It has been over two years since the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) were introduced and they still are not widely understood.
We are focusing our thoughts and energy on Back Care Awareness. Being a health and safety and employment law company, it comes with no surprise that we feel very passionately about this. The more people we can get to be aware of back care, the better. Believe it or not, back pain is one of the most common causes of sickness absence in the workplace. In fact, a staggering 80% of the population will suffer with back pain throughout their life.
Following the introduction of gender pay gap reporting in April this year, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has published six steps to reducing disparities in pay related to gender, ethnicity and disability.
In two Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) cases, two conflicting decisions were reached on what were very similar facts.