An Employment Tribunal sitting in Norwich on 3rd January 2020 has decided that ethical veganism is a "philosophical belief" and so is protected in law by the Equality Act 2010. The Equality Act 2010 has always afforded protection to people because of nine protected characteristics:-

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Stress at Work – A legal overview The problem Stress can adversely affect undermine the quality of an employee’s performance and is a major cause of absence from work, and…

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In Hale v Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust UKEAT/0342/16/LA the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether a decision to instigate an investigation which resulted in disciplinary proceedings, and the…

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On 14 March 2018, the Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of head teacher, for failing to disclose a relationship with person convicted of a sexual offence. In Reilly v Sandwell…

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Court of Appeal uses EU directives to outlaw discrimination in university and college work placements. 23 June 2016   A gap in the legislation relating to discrimination in vocational training…

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Court of Appeal decide case of Talia Blackwood v Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust on 23rd June 2016 which could have been decided differently after Brexit!  …

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The Court of Appeal heard the appeal from the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Blackwood v Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust on 4th May 2016.…

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Congratulations to all award winners at the event on 24 October 2015 held at The Hilton Metropole, N.E.C Birmingham. We are proud to announce our achievement of the Law Firm…

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The Court of Appeal was unable to hear the appeal on 1st or 2nd July 2015 and the matter has therefore been re-listed on the first available date which, unfortunately,…

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