Labour & European Law Review
20 May 2015
In line with its 2015 manifesto commitment promise, the Conservative party looks set to repeal the 1998 Human Rights Act. The manifesto stated that, if re-elected, the party would scrap the Act and introduce a British Bill of Rights in order to “restore common sense to the application of human rights in the UK.
If claimants intend to apply for a remission of their tribunal fees, they have to tick a box on the online claim form (known as an ET1) and then send in their supporting documentation by post. In Deangate Ltd v Hatley and ors, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that ticking the box on the form was enough to constitute an “application”.
When establishing that an employer has been negligent, employees have to show that the injury was reasonably foreseeable. In Easton v B&Q plc, the High Court ruled that an employee’s depression caused mainly by occupational stress was not reasonably foreseeable as he had no history of psychiatric or psychological problems.