Employment Law Newsletter

April 13, 2015

The 14th Edition of the Field Court Chambers’ Employment Newsletter sets out recent significant employment decisions in an easily digestible format.

The last few months have been a busy and interesting time for Field Court Chambers’ Employment Team.  As well as the successful EAT appearances and seminars mentioned in the Chambers News section, members of the Employment Team have dealt with numerous interesting employment issues, including:

  • Whether to refuse a job to a religious Jew who couldn’t work on Saturdays amounts to indirect discrimination on grounds of religion.
  • The circumstances in which a Tribunal can look at the legitimacy of an old written warning in unfair dismissal proceedings.
  • Whether it is a breach of contract to require a person returning from absence to do more than obtain a fit note from his GP before allowing him to return to work.
  • Whether it is indirect discrimination on grounds of age to decide in a redundancy process that all professors of law will be made redundant whilst leaving other academic staff outside of the redundancy pool.

Chambers now has two working pupils accepting employment law briefs, Eleanor Sibley and Eirwen-Jane Pierrot.

If you have any questions about matters in this newsletter you can contact any of the employment team through our clerks.

Field Court Chambers Employment Group