Labour & European Law Review
03 May 2017
Although graduate internships are a must for many top jobs, the think tank IPPR has recommended in new research that they should be limited to four weeks because of the risks of exploitation and poor working conditions.
The law says that tribunals can only hear breach of contract claims on termination of employment. In Agarwal v Cardiff University and anor, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that tribunals cannot therefore hear unlawful deduction of wages claims if they depend on construction of the claimant’s contract.
Although unlawful direct discrimination can occur when a person makes stereotypical assumptions about someone else, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held in Chief Constable of Kent Constabulary v Bowler that a finding of unreasonable conduct is not enough for a tribunal to draw an inference of less favourable treatment on grounds of race.