Race-related claims

Validity of settlement agreement

Glasgow City Council v Dahhan Mr Dahhan entered into a settlement agreement with his employer, Glasgow City Council, after issuing various race-related claims against it. That agreement purported to draw a line under his claims; in signing it, Mr Dahhan was giving up all claims arising from his employment. He withdrew his race claims and…

Uber drivers employment rights

Employment Status

Aslam and others v Uber The line between employees, workers and the ‘genuinely’ self-employed has come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks – and not just because of the much publicised Uber decision. Last month, the Government announced a wide-ranging review by Matthew Taylor, the Chief Executive of the Royal Society of the Arts, into…

Justification in discrimination cases, disability discrimination

Justification in discrimination cases

Buchanan v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis Disability discrimination happens when a person is treated unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of their disability, and that unfavourable treatment can’t be objectively justified. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in this case was asked to consider, in the context of long-term sickness absence, what…