P2CG Ltd v Davis: EA-2019-000762-AT
202109.28
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P2CG Ltd v Davis: EA-2019-000762-AT

Appeal concerning a Claimant’s complaints that they had been subject to direct discrimination on grounds of disability via their dismissal, amongst other issues including a failure to make reasonable adjustments and harassment relating to disability. The Claimant had been dismissed by the Respondent and brought several claims under the Equality Act 2010. These claims were…

Pakistan International Airline Corporation v Times Travel (UK) Ltd [2021] UKSC 40
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Pakistan International Airline Corporation v Times Travel (UK) Ltd [2021] UKSC 40

Justices Lord Reed (President), Lord Hodge (Deputy President), Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lord Kitchin, Lord Burrows Recession  Economic duress Background to the Appeal The issue in this appeal is whether, and if so in what circumstances, a party can set aside a contract on the ground that it was entered into as a result of the other…

L Kong v Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd EA-2020-000357-JOJ
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L Kong v Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd EA-2020-000357-JOJ

Protected Disclosure Automatic Unfair Dismissal An employee claiming automatic dismissal on the grounds of making a protected disclosure under section 103A of the Employment Rights Act must show that the dismissal was caused by the protected disclosure. There must be a causal link between the detriment and the protected disclosure. This was the issue before…

COVID – Self-Isolation Rules Relax
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COVID – Self-Isolation Rules Relax

The UK government today confirmed that from August 18 onwards, people who are fully vaccinated and under those 18s will not have to self-isolate for ten days if they have had close contact of a coronavirus. The second vaccination must have been taken 6 weeks before August 16. Note of caution, this relaxation only applies to…

Dobson v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust UKEAT/0220/19/LA
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Dobson v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust UKEAT/0220/19/LA

An employment tribunal must take judicial notice of the fact that women are less likely than men to be able to accommodate flexible working patterns because of childcare responsibilities. The fact that women bear the greater burden of childcare than men and that this can limit their ability to work certain hours. Background to Appeal D…