In an important judgment, the High Court last week held that under European law, UK workers are entitled to the same health and safety protections as employees (...).
The law says that ACAS (the conciliation service) cannot disclose certain information unless it is to comply with a court order, among other things. In ACAS v Woods, the High Court held that it would issue a court order allowing ACAS to disclose an investigation report which contained allegations about the conduct of a dismissed employee during a collective conciliation process (..).
If a claimant fails to pursue a claim that they have lodged at the tribunal – for instance, by failing to provide information that it has requested – it can strike out the claim. In Norey v Jazz Hair & Beauty, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that, given the claimant’s failure to provide the details requested about her age discrimination claim, the tribunal was entitled to strike it out (...).