Employment Law Weekly News Update – 28th September 2017

In this edition:

• An ET finds that a director’s comment to a 59-year-old employee that she would be “better suited to a traditional estate agency” amounted to direct age discrimination and harassment related to age.
• An ET rejects Addison Lee’s argument that each of their drivers ran a small business, regarding AL as a client; the drivers were in fact workers delivering a service personally to AL according to AL’s requirements.
• The High Court holds that an employee can have no reasonable privacy expectation for a personal document saved to his folder on the employer’s server.
• A TUC poll of over 1000 BAME workers, which is part of a major new TUC report on racism at work, has found that 37% have been bullied, abused or singled out for unfair treatment.