Employment Law Weekly News Update – 9 May 2019

In this edition:

• The EAT holds that while an employer did not know an employee was disabled because of depression when dismissing her for her behaviour, it may have become aware of the disability during her appeal.
• An ET awards £84,000 after an employee was directly discriminated against by being called a “black monkey” and was victimised when he was dismissed because he lodged a complaint.
• The Home Office has opened a consultation to gain an understanding of the true scale and nature of the issue of violence and abuse perpetrated by members of the public toward all staff working in a retail setting.
• The Royal Statistical Society believes the current gender pay gap reporting system is statistically flawed and with research showing 1,600 mistakes, they have published 10 recommendations to improve the procedure.