Labour & European Law Review
05 April 2000
Rumours of the death of the band of reasonable responses test turn out to have been exaggerated.
In order for an employee to qualify for payments out of the National Insurance Fund the employer has to be "insolvent".
Requests for further and better particulars are depressingly familiar to applicants' representatives in tribunal claims, particularly discrimination cases.
On 26th February 2000 Brian Thompson, son of Thompsons' founder WH Thompson, died suddenly at home. He is greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
The relatively short life of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 has been marked by a series of contradictory decisions.
In Indirect discrimination claims, the key is often to identify the right pool for comparison.
We report below two disappointing decisions of the higher courts on equal pay.