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World renowned doctor wins landmark race discrimination claim against the General Medical Council

Karim v GMC ET 3332128/2018

This case concerns a Consultant Urologist who brought a race discrimination claim against the GMC. The Claimant is mixed race, Black African/European and is a Muslim. Mr Karim worked as a consultant urological surgeon at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, later the Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (“the Trust”).  After a number […]

Samira Ahmed wins equal pay claim against the BBC

Samira Ahmed v BBC

Equal work An employment tribunal held that the work done by Jeremy Vine on Points of View and Samira Ahmed on Newswatch was equal work. The tribunal held that the work of Samira Ahmed and Jeremy Vine when presenting their respective programmes was ‘like work’ i.e. work that is the same or broadly similar. The […]

Athlete employment claim fails – Jess Varnish not employed by British Cycling or UK Sport

Varnish v British Cycling Federation & Anor (Case No. 2404219/2017)

The claimant cyclist brought claims of unfair dismissal, direct sex discrimination, victimisation, and unlawful detriment for having made protected disclosures. Held: the claimant was not an employee or worker for either of the respondent organisations (or jointly under a tripartite agreement) within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 or the Equality Act 2010.

Employment tribunal denies direct age discrimination

Kelly v PGA (Case Number 3303967/2015)

An employment tribunal considered a complaint of direct age discrimination. The tribunal accepted however, that Mr Pelley’s reason for his decision was that he did not consider that Mr Kelly was capable of fulfilling the role he required.

Uber drivers given employment rights

Aslam & Ors v Uber 2202551/2015

The tribunal held that Uber drivers are workers, and not self-employed. They are therefore entitled to National Minimum Wage and holiday pay. Tom Linden QC was involved in this case.