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The Reading Employment Tribunal has upheld the claim of Consultant Urologist Mr Karim that he was subject to race discrimination by the GMC. Mr Karim is mixed race, Black African/European and is a Muslim. This is a landmark decision. It is the first time that a race discrimination claim has succeeded in the Employment Tribunal […]
This week UK Supreme Court is hearing challenges by the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Department of Justice and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, to the judgments of the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal that there should be independent investigations into two Troubles era cases, in […]
Last week the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Robinson v Al Qasimi. This appeal concerned the defence of illegality in an employment context and the statutory interim relief regime in the context of alleged automatic unfair dismissal. In relation to the illegality defence, the Court of Appeal held that the long-standing test of […]
The Good Law Project has written a pre-action letter to the Prime Minister in relation to the appointment of Peter Cruddas to the House of Lords. The House of Lords Appointments Commission advised against making Peter Cruddas a Baron and it has recently been reported that he made substantial donations to the Conservative Party both […]
Employment Appeal Tribunal rules that gender critical beliefs are protected beliefs under the Equality Act 2010
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has today handed down judgment holding that gender critical beliefs, including that sex is immutable, are protected beliefs under the Equality Act 2010. Karon Monaghan QC acted for the Equality and Human Rights Commission in this case. Useful link(s) Judgment BBC News