Posts Tagged “discrimination”

10% increase in compensation for injury to feelings – the Vento bands and Simmons v Castle

by Laurie Anstis on July 5, 2017

Back in October 2012 I wrote about the case of Simmons v Castle and its implications for employment law. In Simmons v Castle the Court of Appeal applied a general 10% uplift to “general damages”. There was no mention of (…)

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Does the Simmons v Castle 10% uplift apply to employment tribunal awards for injury to feelings?

by Laurie Anstis on February 27, 2015

As part of the Jackson reforms of civil litigation, in October 2012 the Court of Appeal announced in the case of Simmons v Castle that awards of general damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity were to be increased (…)

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Caste discrimination

by Laurie Anstis on December 19, 2014

In Chandok v Tirkey the EAT has for the first time considered whether caste can fall within the protected characteristic of race for the purposes of the Equality Act. Langstaff P expressly disavowed the creation of any new general point (…)

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Hounga v Allen – the effect of illegality on discrimination claims

by Laurie Anstis on July 30, 2014

There have long been arguments about what rights an individual has if employed under a contract of employment which is itself illegal. As a general principle, the courts will not enforce illegal contracts – but what about discrimination claims? They (…)

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Victimisation after employment ends – Jessemey v Rowstock in the Court of Appeal

by Laurie Anstis on February 26, 2014

Last year I wrote about the problem with section 108(7) of the Equality Act 2010, which appeared to suggest that victimisation after employment ended was not covered by the Equality Act. This resulted in two contradictory decisions of the EAT (…)

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