Employment Law Weekly News Update – 13 July 2017

In this edition:

• An ET awards an employee with breast cancer £47,000 for disability discrimination and harassment after requirements were imposed which resulted in unfavourable treatment and violation of her dignity.
• A former British Council manager who was dismissed after calling Prince George a symbol of ‘white privilege’ is claiming unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and philosophical belief discrimination.
• More than one in three (36%) of LGBT people have been harassed or bullied at work, according to a new study published by the TUC involving 5,000 LGBT people.
• A former Council employee who gained illegal access to the council’s computer system and changed the records of ex-colleagues, has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison.