Tribunal

Rise in remote work tribunal cases “tip of the iceberg”

The rise in remote working-related tribunal cases over the next few years will represent the “tip of the iceberg” of conflicts sparked by remote work requests and return-to-office mandates, according...

Flexible working: What does the law change mean for HR?

In early 2024, it might have seemed like all HR headlines were about the incoming Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023, which is better known as the flexible working law.

Legal ease: What HR needs to know about belief-based discrimination

When balancing the desire to protect staff from offensive comments with employees’ rights to express their beliefs, employers should consider the findings of these key cases.

Gender-critical teacher loses unfair dismissal claim in pronouns tribunal

A teacher has lost his employment tribunal claim that he was unfairly dismissed from New College Swindon for refusing to call a student by their preferred pronouns.

Sonographer made to do menial work wins £33,000 in racism tribunal

A sonographer from Nigeria who was forced to carry out cleaning duties despite her medical role was a victim of racial harassment and constructive dismissal, a tribunal has found.

Commercial manager wins unfair dismissal tribunal after ‘size of a house’ comment

Hayley Thomas won her claims for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination after she was subjected to a hostile and unwelcoming environment following absence for mental illness.

Professor wins discrimination tribunal for anti-Zionist beliefs

A professor at the University of Bristol who was accused of antisemitic comments was discriminated against for anti-Zionist beliefs, a tribunal has ruled.

Paper mill workers win £1.2 million in redundancy tribunal

Paper mill workers won a £1.2 million protective award from their former employers after it failed to enact its redundancy duties.

Wanting to ‘hire fewer white men’ not discrimination, tribunal finds

A prospective HR lead who was told in a job interview that the company wanted to hire “fewer white men” has lost a race and discrimination suit at the employment tribunal.

Tribunal claims returning to pre-pandemic levels

Tribunal claims are returning to pre-pandemic levels, with single claims received and disposed of decreasing by 1% and 3% respectively between July and September.

Dyslexic employee wins tribunal after bosses mocked writing

A former charity employee who has dyslexia was discriminated against and unfairly dismissed, a tribunal has judged.

Menopausal bus driver loses disability claim

A bus driver’s menopausal symptoms did not qualify as a disability, and her claims of unfair constructive dismissal and discrimination were rejected by the tribunal.