Articles Written By: Belinda Lester

The GDPR – What Employers Need to Know Now

The right to the protection of data is not an absolute right; it must be balanced against other fundamental rights. This includes the freedom to…

We were wrong to talk about a “shifting burden of proof” in discrimination claims

Lawyers have, for as many years as I can remember, tended to advise clients who wanted to bring discrimination claims that, so long as they…

How NOT to defend a s.15 claim for discrimination arising from a disability

Under section 15(1) of the Equality Act 2010, “discrimination arising from disability” occurs where both: •A treats B unfavourably because of something arising in consequence…

SSP for a face-lift?

Many companies offer enhanced sick pay for a fixed number of days’ sick leave per year. As this is a contractual rather than a statutory…

Indirect discrimination – do we need to know why the PCP puts group at a disadvantage?

In the conjoined cases of Essop and others v Home Office (UK Border Agency); Naeem v Secretary of State for Justice [2017] UKSC 27, the…

Employer Defeated in Tripple Whammy – Fidessa Plc v Lancaster

In the January 2017 case of Fidessa Plc v Lancaster, Fidessa lost its appeal against findings of unfair dismissal, indirect sex discrimination and breach of…

FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY FOR AMBITIOUS EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS

Lionshead Law is an innovative Employment Law and HR Consultancy Company offering fixed-fee and retainer services for both employers and employees. We started our business…

Imputed knowledge – different for direct discrimination and victimisation?

A few months ago I wrote about the case of Gallop v Newport City Council. This case considered whether a disabled individual can claim that…

Restrictive Covenants – Quick Guide

Many employers seek to protect their business connections and confidential information by requiring their employees to enter into restrictive covenants which aim to limit what…

Direct Discrimination – Decision maker knowledge is key

Direct discrimination is when someone suffers less favourable treatment “because of” their disability. As the disability itself must be the conscious or subconscious reason for…

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