Labour & European Law Review
03 March 1999
University of Nottingham v Eyett and the pensions Ombudsman  IRLR 87
It is well established that if an important employment right is available to an employee and he or she will not know about it unless the employer reveals it, then it is a breach of contract for the employer to keep quiet.
Hernandez Vidal SA v Gomez Perez  IRLR 132 (ECJ)
Sanchez Hidalgo v Associacion de Servicio Aser  IRLR 136 (ECJ)
Magna Housing Association Ltd v Turner and others, EAT 21/10/98 (IDS Brief 631)
Lightways (Contractors) Ltd v Hood and others, EAT 17/11/98 (IDS Brief 631)
European Court of Justice Decision in Seymour-Smith
We now have the long-awaited European Court of Justice decision in the Seymour-Smith case. Unfortunately, it is not the decisive judgement that had been hoped for, and the question of whether the two year service requirement for unfair dismissal claims indirectly discriminates against women still remains to be decided.
Meaning of "Course of Employment" Under Discrimination Law and Common Law
The doctrine of the "course of employment" is a principal one in employment law. It is the situation for an employer's vicarious liability under the discrimination statutes, and at common law( law as defined by courts in their decisions).
Weatherfield Limited t/a Van & Truck Rentals v Sargent  IRLR 94 Court of Appeal
Kenny v Hampshire Constabulary 1999 [IRLR 76]
The duty on an an employer to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people is at the heart of the Disability Discrimination Act, and is a unique feature in comparison with the Sex Discrimination and Race Relations Acts.