Category: Legal

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Unfair dismissal: employee’s admissions

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an Employment Tribunal fell into error when considering the impact of an employee’s admissions of misconduct on the reasonableness of the employer’s investigation. Given that the employer...

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Discrimination by association extended to indirect discrimination

The European Court of Justice’s Advocate General Kokott has given her opinion on whether the concept of discrimination by association can be extended from direct discrimination to indirect discrimination. In her opinion, the definition...

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Is Type 2 diabetes a disability?

In Metroline Travel Ltd v Stoute, the Employment Appeal Tribunal overturned an Employment Tribunal’s decision that an employee’s Type 2 diabetes amounted to a disability under the Equality Act 2010. It was held that...

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Magistrates’ fine cap lift

Sections 85(1), (2) and (4) of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 came into force on 12 March 2015, providing that all fines and maximum fines in Magistrates’ Courts of...