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Lexis®PSL Employment weekly highlights—14 July 2016

Published on: 14 July 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Lexis®PSL Employment weekly highlights—14 July 2016
  • In this issue:
  • Dismissal because of an Islamic headscarf amounts to direct discrimination
  • Ensuring fair hearings for disabled litigants
  • Headlines (News updates & analysis)
  • Employer liable for unfair dismissal if the decision-taker was manipulated
  • Polkey reduction: considerations to be taken into account
  • Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (Commencement No 4 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2016
  • Government acts on women in business
  • Government to act on transgender equality
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Employment highlights includes: (1) Advocate General Sharpston’s Opinion on whether an employer’s requirement for an employee to remove an Islamic headscarf amounts to direct discrimination, (2) analysis of a Northern Ireland Court of Appeal judgment concerning adjustments for disabled litigants by Michael Potter of the Bar Library of Northern Ireland and Cloisters Chambers, (3) an EAT judgment on how employment tribunals should approach unfair dismissal claims where the decision-taker has been manipulated by some other person, (4) an EAT judgment looking at the questions an employment tribunal may wish to consider before making a Polkey reduction, (5) updates to our legislation and case trackers, (6) dates for your diary, and (7) our new Q&A on legal executives advising on settlement agreements and whether fees for such advice can be paid tax-free. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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