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InsightsPosts From August 2017

Employment

The “Great Repeal Bill”: How great is it really?

On 13 July 2017, Parliament was presented with the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill for its first reading. You may already know about this bill. It was initially called the Great Repeal Bill by Theresa May’s Government. In its early days as a White Paper the bill promised a complete overhaul of the EU’s laws upon the UK’s exit of the Union in March 2019. However, the changes proposed on 13 July 2017 are not as far reaching as you may think, especially in relation to employment law.

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Employment

How much could a whistleblowing claim really cost your business?

In this article, Sarah Lee considers a recent Court of Appeal case on whistle-blowing which decided that an Employment Tribunal should consider awarding long-term loss of earnings to a worker whose engagement was terminated because he made a protected disclosure because of the “stigma” he had suffered and the difficulty of finding another job, even though the worker did not claim these losses!

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Employment

Causation in Discrimination and Victimisation Claims

In this article, Heyma Holmes reviews the case of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) v Bailey, a Court of Appeal case which concerned a police officer who claimed direct race discrimination and victimisation. The question asked of the court was “when an employee suffers a detriment which is inextricably linked to a protected act, is that detriment done because of the protected act?”

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