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Do “Religiously Orientated” Swear Words Amount To Harassment?

In the case of M v P Care Home Ltd and others, M brought a claim against her employer for religious harassment. In particular, regarding the regular use of swear words in her presence that included phrases such as “Jesus f*****g Christ" and “oh my f*****g God.”
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‘Cultural Differences’ Comment Not Discriminatory

A Muslim Royal Mail worker whose complaint about a colleague eyeing naked women online was attributed by his boss to ‘cultural differences’ has failed to convince the Court of Appeal that he was a victim of race and religious discrimination.
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‘Bullied’ Teacher Compensation Hopes Boosted

Teacher, who claims that she was bullied out of her job by a newly appointed headmistress has had her hopes of a substantial compensation payout boosted.
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Whistleblowing – Consultation on Annual Reporting by Prescribed Persons

Following a consultation exercise, the Government is in the process of making further amendments to the existing whistleblowing framework.
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Could Obesity be classed as a Disability?

Is Obesity a Disability?
An Advocate General Opinion decision has highlighted the question of whether or not obesity could be classed as a disability.
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How to Deal With Misbehaving Employees

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An Employment Appeal Tribunal upholds British Airways decision to dismiss a cabin crew member.
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Equal Pay Audits – Regulations Published

New regulations have been published that set out the circumstances in which an ET must order an employer to carry out an equal pay audit.
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Failure to Work Notice Period – Deduction Not Penalty Clause

Notice period is not a penalty
An Employment Tribunal has confirmed that the deduction of pay for a failure to work the specified notice period does not class as a penalty & is allowable.
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Changes to HM Courts and Tribunals Service Fee Remission Application Process

Record tribunal costs award
With effect from 30 June, the HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) fee remission application process has been simplified.
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Law Firm Partner Age Discrimination Claim Fails

Disability Discimination
Professional firms that follow the traditional course of fixing a particular age at which their partners are required to retire can breathe a sigh of relief.
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