Following changes earlier in the year to tribunal procedure rules, amendments in relation to early conciliation took effect from 1 December (...).
Section 19 of the Equality Act states that it is indirect discrimination to apply a provision criterion or practice relating to a protected characteristic, such as age, unless the employer can justify it. In Ryan v South West Ambulance Services NHS Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that, when considering indirect discrimination, tribunals must distinguish between group and individual disadvantage (...).
The law states that certain organisations have to inform and consult with members of their European Works Council (EWC) in relation to “transnational matters”. In Verizon EWC and anor v Central Management of the Verizon Group, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that as a result of not consulting meaningfully with its EWC, the company had to pay a penalty of £35,000 (...).