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Employee awarded £47,000 in transgender discrimination case

Employee awarded £47,000 in transgender discrimination case

27 March 2018 by Marianne Wright

The recent case of de Souza v Primark (2018) involved one of the highest reported awards for gender reassignment discrimination. We take a look at the Tribunal's findings and the lessons employers can learn from Primark's mistakes. The case involved a shop assistant at a Primark store, Miss de Souza. When she... read more »

To bump or not to bump?

To bump or not to bump?

27 March 2018 by Nicola Brown

Considering it is not particularly common to see it in practice, bumping is something that clients ask us about surprisingly often. It is a term that many employers and HR practitioners have heard of, and know they need to be wary about, but they tend to be unsure about what exactly they need... read more »

Dismissed for knowing a criminal

Dismissed for knowing a criminal

27 March 2018 by Peter Stevens

There are only a very small number of unfair dismissal cases which reach the Supreme Court, usually because the costs of pursuing them this far is completely disproportionate to the remedy if the claimant is to succeed. The recently reported case of Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (2018) is one of... read more »

National Minimum Wage headaches for employers

National Minimum Wage headaches for employers

27 March 2018 by Nicola Brown

There were plenty of big names on the Government's 'name and shame' list this month for those who had been paying their workers less than National Minimum Wage - and there were a range of reasons why. If even the biggest employers have fallen foul of the rules, it is easy to see... read more »