Labour & European Law Review
24 January 2018
A group of equality organisations and human rights experts, including the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), has warned the government that the EU (Withdrawal) Bill will not protect workers’ rights.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held in Baker v Abellio London Ltd that it is unfair to dismiss an employee for contravening an immigration statute if they already had the right to live and work in the UK but were unable to provide the correct documentation to prove those rights.
In terms of assessing compensation for injury to feelings, courts have long followed the guidance provided by the “Vento bands”, which was updated in 2017. In Durrant v Chief Constable of Avon & Somerset Constabulary, the Court of Appeal held that the revised amounts can be used in cases prior to the update in circumstances where it is justified to do so.