Labour & European Law Review
13 August 2014
The barrister leading the review into whistleblowing in the NHS has urged all NHS workers, employers and representative organisations to come forward with ideas to create a more open and honest reporting culture in the NHS.
When considering multiple allegations of discrimination, should employment tribunals look at each allegation separately or take a holistic approach? According to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Fraser v University of Leicester and ors, they should do both by determining each complaint separately whilst still taking a holistic approach in order to see the bigger picture.
Under the EU Equal Treatment Directive, discrimination can be justified if the employer can show they have a legitimate aim and the means of achieving it are appropriate and necessary.