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News 2 - 8 March 2021

12 March 2021
Welcome to the news. Web start by reporting on the removal of the public sector cap on exit payments.(1)   We also highlight a recent EAT decision looking at ‘reasonable steps’ in respect of rac...

Age old problem of discrimination in the workplace

15 February 2021
Employees are now having to work much longer before retirement and age discrimination remains an issue employers need to be alert to and able to deal with. Age discrimination, often referred to ...

Case Study - Redundancy

20 January 2021
The situation Anna was employed by an international travel firm for five years. She had been promoted twice to a senior management position and managed three colleagues. When she became pregnant...

Unfair disciplinary action because of disability

11 November 2020
Working with a disability and a lack of meaningful support can be difficult and create serious problems for an employee.Jamie, a type 1 diabetic, worked in a pub serving food and drink when he face...

Tackling mental health concerns while working during lockdown

09 November 2020
A lockdown-related mental health crisis is likely to have serious consequences for employers and work will be needed to combat it.It is feared that restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of cor...

Landmark case highlights need to combat all forms of discrimination.

12 October 2020
The huge cost of failing to tackle discrimination in the workplace has once again been highlighted in a landmark tribunal ruling.A gender-fluid worker was awarded £180,000 after being subjected to ...

Sacked During the Probationary Period and With Less than Two Years’ Service

16 September 2020
When Frank contacted Castle Associates for help with a dismissal appeal he admits he did not expect too much – but he did get his desired outcome.Frank, a carer, was distraught when he was dismisse...

Black Lives Matter helping to bring inequality in the workplace into focus

10 August 2020
Black Lives Matter helping to bring inequality in the workplace into focus. The horrific murder of George Floyd and the worldwide revulsion to it has seen a long overdue spotlight firmly focus...

Discrimination in job adverts

03 August 2020
Searching for the ideal job candidate is a job in itself and in doing so employers have to be extra careful not to fall foul of the law.In all aspects of life when we know what we want, the hard pa...

Sacked for being pregnant

01 July 2020
The bad news that can follow the good news of a pregnancy announcement at workFor an expectant mum the thought of a new arrival can be a joyous time but unfortunately the response of an employer ca...

The impact of race discrimination in the workplace

18 May 2020
We all know that race discrimination in the workplace is unlawful but how much do we really know about the impact it has on the victim?There can be an obvious and toxic effect on the employee subje...

What is unreasonable when considering a request for a reasonable adjustment?

11 May 2020
When seeking clarification on any matter you inevitWhen seeking clarification on any matter you inevitably want a definitive answer, so if asking what is a reasonable adjustment, you expect one, ri...

What is classed as disability at work

04 May 2020
Don’t pay the high cost of failing to support an employee with a disabilityNews of a bank worker being awarded £4.7m for disability discrimination should serve as a timely reminder, if ever one was...

Lesson learned when discrimination proves to be no laughing matter

22 April 2020
Imagine, if you can, having to defend yourself against false claims, finally reacting and then facing a fight to keep your job for doing so.Anger, injustice, shock, disbelief and frustration are ju...

Why discrimination is always bad for business

21 April 2020
There are a lot of practices and occurrences that can be bad and costly for business, discrimination is certainly one of them.There is no limit to the amount of compensation that can be awarded to ...

Bullying at work

01 April 2020
At a first glance Joshua may not resemble someone you would expect to complain about being bullied at work.The insurance claims handler is over 6ft tall a former soldier and he played rugby to a de...

What you can expect at a fair grievance hearing

02 March 2020
We live in an age when people are not afraid to complain, but do you really know what to expect if you lodge a formal complaint at work? You can raise a formal grievance at work at any time fo...

Preventing race discrimination in the workplace

27 January 2020
Racism of any type is abhorrent and dealing effectively with such allegations in the workplace is vital.Employers should take a zero-tolerance approach to such unlawful behaviour.The Equality Act 2...

Understanding an employer’s duty to remove barriers for an employee with a disability

20 January 2020
Employers are under a duty to make reasonable adjustments for an employee with a disability, but how much is actually known about what that really means?Reasonable adjustments are changes to the wo...

Disability discrimination in the workplace

13 January 2020
For an employer dealing effectively with any complaint from an employee is essential and it is especially so if it is one of disability discrimination.The evidence is not always as obvious and blat...
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