Labour & European Law Review
03 May 2000
The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision in Driskel v Peninsula Business Services contains useful guidance for cases of sexual harassment.
The House of Lords Employment majority decision in Spring v Guardian Assurance in 1994 that an employer who provides a reference is under an implied contractual duty to use skill and care in preparing the reference has been developed further in the case of Harris v TSB.
The European Health and safety framework and so-called daughter Directives came into force in the United Kingdom in 1992 with the six pack of health and safety regulations.
As reported in Issue 43 of LELR, the compensatory award for unfair dismissals has gone up from £12,000 to £50,000 for dismissals which took place on or after 25th October 1999.
We reort below on two encouraging decisions of the European Court of Justice on equal pay. Some of the names may be unpronouncable to non-linguists, but the principles in both cases are loud and clear.
Seven claimants brought their cases to the Court of Appeal on the issue of "general damages".