The latest statistics relating to discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal are now available. These reveal that the highest award of compensation for discrimination in 2013 was £169,000, with several other significant six figure awards being made.
With the Upper Tribunal suggesting that seeking a discount on a data protection monetary penalty notice and still appealing was to have the cake and eat it too, Paul Motion and Laura Irvine ask how you can lose the right to appeal a £500,000 data fine.
The recent case of Warner v Armfield Retail & Leisure Ltd 2013 All ER (D) 260 gives good guidance on the interplay between the duty to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled employee, and the doctrine of frustration.
The legal landscape for employment law in Scotland is changing. Some of the main changes involve Employment Tribunal fees being introduced, the limit upon an award for unfair dismissal is changing and Compromise Agreements are becoming Settlement Agreements.