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a different kind of news.

Employment law news, reviews & break-throughs from the didlaw team.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

March 25th, 2020|

This factsheet has been produced because we are getting a lot of similar questions from our small and medium size employer clients and it makes sense to share the information at this confusing time. Details [...]

BBC news on disability discrimination at the DWP

March 9th, 2020|

In advance of tonight's Panorama, BBC news reports on DWP's ET record when it comes to disability discrimination claims.  Leading disability discrimination lawyer, and didlaw's Managing Director, Karen Jackson, comments for the BBC piece and [...]

Joanne Sinclair on the Coronavirus & Work Rights

March 4th, 2020|

I am teaching my two-year-old to catch her coughs and sneezes. Sometimes she manages, sometimes she doesn’t. This exercise started before Covid-19 coronavirus hit the headlines because, like most toddlers, she comes with a lot [...]

Ouch!

March 4th, 2020|

Can an Employment Tribunal award substantial costs against a Claimant in the Employment Tribunals? Yes, said the EAT in Radia v Jefferies International Limited. Costs do not follow the event in the Employment Tribunals and [...]

We are what we eat (sometimes).

January 25th, 2020|

I don't suppose the lawyers who penned the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 dealing with the protected characteristic of "religion or belief" had veganism in mind as they went about their task. But equality [...]

Some employees are parents, get over it!

January 23rd, 2020|

It's 5:50am, your alarm is set for 8:15am.  What could possibly happen?  Well, those tiny feet and the shouts of “Mummy, mummy!” are soon heard.  It’s tough being a working mother, especially with a partner [...]

Happy New Equal Pay Year All!

January 15th, 2020|

Good news for equal pay supporters at the start of 2020. Bad news for the BBC (again).  Samira Ahmed, journalist, broadcaster and presenter has won her widely reported equal pay claim against the BBC. Ms [...]

Bullying in the beauty industry and more widely.

November 27th, 2019|

didlaw’s Managing Director, Karen Jackson, spoke with the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire this week about the problem of bullying in the beauty industry and more widely. https://twitter.com/VictoriaLIVE/status/1199635277389516800?s=20

When does a claimant become disabled?

October 29th, 2018|

Did a tribunal fail to apply the correct test when using the term “necessarily predicting” in assessing disability? No, says the EAT in Martin v University of Exeter. A preliminary hearing was held to determine [...]

When does a claimant become disabled?

October 28th, 2018|

Did a tribunal fail to apply the correct test when using the term “necessarily predicting” in assessing disability? No, says the EAT in Martin v University of Exeter. A preliminary hearing was held to determine [...]

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