Labour & European Law Review
06 March 2002
The situation is familiar to all trade union officials. Your member has a work related illness and the employer is moving to dismiss.
In Amor v Galliard Homes Ltd the Employment Appeal Tribunal make an important decision which emphasises that employers must be careful when identifying the reason for an employee's dismissal - particularly where the employee has been transferred to an alternative position following a redundancy situation.
The need for transparency in pay systems is a recurring theme in European Court of Justice equal pay decisions.
The Court of overturning of three work-related stress cases in February was not a revolution.
The Disability Rights Commission was launched in April 2000 in response to the clear need for an authoritative body to represent the interests of disabled people.
This is an important case which rules that knowledge of the protected act on the part of the discriminator is a pre-condition in cases of discrimination by way of victimisation.