The charity Protect, which offers free, confidential whistleblowing advice and which recently succeeded in calling on HMRC to re-open its fraud reporting hotline, is campaigning to reform the Public Interest Disclosure Act (...).
Given that tribunals have discretion under the rules to postpone a hearing, the Court of Appeal has confirmed in Morton v Eastleigh Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) that it is essentially a case management issue. It was not therefore an error of law in this case for the tribunal to refuse a postponement to allow a medical report to be prepared (...).
It is direct marriage discrimination to treat someone less favourably than another person because of their marital status. In Gould v St John’s Downshire Hill, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that dismissing a minister following the breakdown of his marriage could constitute discrimination, although it did not in this particular case (...).