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Fair Employment Tribunal finds employee was victimised and harassed

The Fair Employment Tribunal has found that a woman, who worked for a Belfast-based bathroom supplier, was discriminated against, harassed and victimised on the grounds of her religious belief or political opinion and constructively unfairly dismissed.

 

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Employment Law, Local Developments

ECtHR rules employee’s privacy breached in monitoring of personal communications.

 

Case of Barbulescu v Romania 61496/08  

 

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has found that an employee’s right to a private life was breached by his employer monitoring his use of electronic communications.

 

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Employment Law

Employers are entitled to ban the Islamic headscarf in the workplace

Case C-157/15 and Case C – 188/15

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that employers are entitled to ban religious symbols in the workplace, including the Islamic headscarf.

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Discrimination, Employment Law

Fifa legally challenged over treatment of migrant workers in Qatar

Fifa faces legal action in the Swiss Courts as a result of its vote in December 2010 to hold the World Cup 2022 in Qatar, due to the plight of migrant workers. 

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Employment Law, Other Public Interest Cases

Employment Tribunal can restrict reporting of a case in interests of human rights after claim is withdrawn

CA, RA, RB and RC v News Group Newspapers Ltd (Appeal No. UKEAT/0075/16/RN
 
An employment tribunal can make a restricted reporting order (RRO) which prevents or restricts disclosure to the public of any aspect of proceedings, where necessary to protect rights under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).  An employment tribunal must give full weight to the principle of open justice and to the right of freedom of expression.
 

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Employment Law

Former prisoner successfully challenges Access NI checks

In our April Update, we reported that the High Court was hearing a judicial review brought by a former prisoner who was declared unsuitable for his job as a groundskeeper.  The High Court has held that it was unlawful to discontinue his employment.

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Employment Law

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