Tag Archives: Equality

Be careful what you say when being asked for a verbal reference..

Pnaiser v NHS England and another EAT/0137/15 Withdrawing an offer of employment after receiving a negative verbal reference about someone’s disability is disability discrimination. Background Ms Pnaiser was made redundant from Coventry County Council, as part of her severance agreement it was agreed that she would be provided with a basic reference stating that she “always […]

Modern slavery statement required by large employers – Oct 2015

Large employers will have to publish a modern slavery statement for each financial year from October 2015. There will be a requirement to produce a “slavery and human trafficking statement”, setting out the steps taken to ensure no slavery exists in organisations’ supply chains.  The Modern Slavery Act 2015, introduces a variety of changes to UK […]

Disability discrimination:  Association with a disabled person / carer

Truman v Bibby Distribution Ltd ET/2404176/2014 The sudden dismissal of an employee with caring responsibilities who is performing satisfactorily will raise suspicions of associative disability discrimination. Background Mr Truman commenced employment on 14 October 2013. His hours were 8am to 4pm, although he often worked longer hours and had to travel the country. Mr Truman, […]