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Chef wins gagging order to suppress tribunal details – Daily Telegraph

“An internationally renowned chef has won a gagging order preventing publication of a legal wrangle with two former employees.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th May 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

TUC warns against impact of employment law reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

“Government plans for reform of employment tribunals will discriminate against black and minority ethnic groups, disabled people, women, and young workers, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Supreme Court tasked with setting compulsory retirement precedent – The Lawyer

“What legitimate social policy could justify retiring a partner or employee?

The Supreme Court will decide after Clarkson Wright & Jakes partner Leslie ­Seldon was given permission to fight his former firm over its decision to retire him at the age of 65.
Seldon argues that his firm was wrong to enact the partnership agreement and retire him because, he claims, it could not justify the action.”

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The Lawyer, 7th March 2011

Source: www.thelawyer.com

British Airways plc v Mak and others – WLR Daily

British Airways plc v Mak and others [2011] EWCA Civ 184; [2011] WLR (D) 63

“The employment tribunal had jurisdiction to entertain claims for race and age discrimination brought against a British airline by employees based in Hong Kong, who worked for the airline on flights between Hong Kong and London among other destinations, since they did work partly in Great Britain and their employment was therefore to be regarded as being at an establishment in Great Britain.”

WLR Daily, 25th February 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

NHS could be sued for neglecting elderly under new law – Daily Telegraph

“Elderly patients who believe they have been treated badly because of their age could sue the National Health Service under new rights to be unveiled by ministers next month.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Countryfile’s Miriam O’Reilly wins BBC ageism claim – The Guardian

“Former BBC presenter Miriam O’Reilly has won her case for age discrimination against the corporation after she was dropped from BBC1’s rural affairs show, Countryfile.”

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The Guardian, 11th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: Miriam O’Reilly tribunal: the verdict

‘Careful with those wrinkles,’ Countryfile presenter was told – The Independent

“Former BBC presenter Miriam O’Reilly was warned ‘to be careful with those wrinkles when high definition comes in’ nine months before she was dropped from Countryfile by the BBC, a tribunal heard yesterday. Ms O’Reilly, 53, is suing the broadcaster for sex and age discrimination after losing her job when the rural affairs show was moved to a prime-time slot.”

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The Independent, 5th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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