Posts Tagged “employment tribunals”

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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2015 increase in employment tribunal compensation limits

by Laurie Anstis on February 16, 2015

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2015 has now been published, giving the compensation limits that will apply¬†from 6 April 2015. The most significant items are that the limit on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal will increase from (…)

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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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High Court dismisses second application for judicial review of employment tribunal fees

by Laurie Anstis on December 17, 2014

The High Court has today dismissed the second application by Unison for judicial review of the employment tribunal fees regime. The full judgment is now available online here. Unison have been granted leave to appeal, and have issued a statement (…)

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Employment tribunal fees judicial review judgment expected tomorrow

by Laurie Anstis on December 16, 2014

The cause list for the Royal Courts of Justice shows that judgment in the second Unison judicial review of employment tribunal fees will be handed down tomorrow, 17 December, at 10 am.