Labour & European Law Review
18 May 2016
At the end of last week, the High Court held that the Department for Work and Pensions was in breach of two PCS members contracts when it abolished the check-off system.
Under the Equality Act 2010, it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against workers because of their religion or belief. In Wasteney v East London NHS Foundation Trust, however, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the tribunal decision that the Trust had not discriminated against Ms Wasteney because of her religion and belief but because she had blurred the boundaries between her spiritual and professional lives.
Where a claimant has to lodge their tribunal claim one month after the date of receiving their Acas Early Conciliation (EC) certificate, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), in Tanveer v East London Bus & Coach Company Ltd held that the time period ended on the corresponding date the following month.