Labour & European Law Review
30 March 2016
A report published this month by the Women and Equalities Select Committee has accused the government of being complicit in a system that perpetuates the gender pay gap.
The law requires prospective tribunal claimants to go through a process of early conciliation in order to receive an Acas early conciliation certificate before lodging a claim. In Drake International Systems Ltd and ors v Blue Arrow Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a tribunal can substitute subsidiary companies as a respondent in place of a parent company to an existing claim as part of its case management powers.
To be protected under the terms of the Equality Act, workers have to show that they have a “physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.” In Banaszczyk v Booker, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that in the context of work, a normal day-to-day activity could include lifting and moving heavy cases.