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Increase in single tribunal claims

The quarterly tribunal statistics published on 8 March 2018, for the period from October to December 2017 showed that: The number of single claims received at the Employment Tribunals increased by 90%, which was the highest since the introduction of the fee regimen The number of multiple claims received at the Tribunals increased by almost … Read more

Tribunal finds police discriminated against white heterosexual male

In the much debated case, Cheshire police force rejected a potential employee just because he was white.  The recruit was a well prepared candidate but was discriminated against because he was a heterosexual male.  Son of a detective inspector in Cheshire Police, Matthew Furlong applied to join the police force, at the age of 23, … Read more

Tribunal Finds Gay Head Teacher Suffered Discrimination

An employer’s unreasonable behaviour can lead to discrimination found the employment tribunal in the case of Tywyn Primary School vs Aplin.  Background It was heard that Mr. Aplin, a 42-year-old gay head teacher, indulged in consensual sex with two 17-year-old males who he met online on a gay dating website. Following an investigation by the … Read more

New employment tribunal compensation figures in effect from 6 April 2019 

  The annual increase in compensation figures applicable to certain UK based employment tribunal claims have now been disclosed and come into effect from April 2019. There will be a significant increase in maximum compensation awarded by ET in an ordinary unfair dismissal claim along with maximum weekly wage figures to calculate the entitlement for … Read more

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