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Disability Discrimination: Knowledge of disability

In Baldeh v Churches Housing Association, Ms Baldeh was a support worker who was dismissed at the end of her six month probation period over concerns relating to her performance and behaviour. Ms Baldeh appealed her dismissal and at the appeal hearing she told her employer that she had depression, which affected her short term […]

New EU protections for whistleblowers

The European Parliament has approved a new Directive to provide individuals who report wrongdoing greater protection. The new rules set out EU wide standards of protection for whistleblowers who reveal breaches of EU law across a wide variety of sectors. The Directive introduces a variety of obligations for organisations (both public and private), including the […]

Rahman Lowe partner Jahad Rahman featured in Law Society Gazette as Lawyer in the News

Jahad Rahman partner at Rahman Lowe Solicitors has been featured in the Law Society Gazette as Lawyer in the News. Jahad acted for Radiographer, Sue Allison in a successful claim concerning whistleblowing at the Employment Tribunal in Manchester. The Tribunal determined that a settlement agreement (which included non-disclosure/confidentiality provisions) she signed without legal advice was […]

Night Shifts and National Minimum Wage

If an employee working night shifts is required to ‘sleep in’ at the premises, are they entitled to NMW for this time? In Frudd and another v The Partington Group Limited the Claimants, who are husband and wife, were employed as a warden/receptionist team. During the open season of the caravan park the Claimants were […]

Unfair Dismissal: reduction to the basic award for blameworthy conduct

In an award for compensation for unfair dismissal, can the basic award be reduced for a Claimant’s blameworthy conduct? Yes, but only where the conduct is proven and not simply an untested unproven allegation, held the EAT in Grange (Whitefield) Care Services v Joseph (UKEAT/0045/18/BA), dismissing the Respondent’s appeal.  The Claimant was a care worker […]

Increased compensation for injury to feelings in discrimination claims

  Damages for injury to feelings are almost always awarded in successful claims for discrimination. The purpose of an award for injury to feelings is to compensate victims for the hurt caused by discriminatory conduct and is considered separately to a claim for financial loss e.g. loss of earnings. The bands of awards for injury to […]

Gag order ban for NHS Whistleblowers following successful Employment Tribunal claim

The Telegraph reports that gagging orders for whistleblowers will be banished from the NHS, after Rahman Lowe client, Sue Allison had her non-disclosure agreement overturned at an employment tribunal hearing on 2 April 2019. As a result of our successful claim against Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he was “determined […]

Success for whistleblower against bullying gagging order

Rahman Lowe client, Sue Allison, a radiographer, who raised serious concerns about missed cancers and poor standards of care in the breast screening unit at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, won the first step in a landmark Employment Tribunal case after being subjected to years of bullying and victimisation. Sue Allison’s case was heard in Manchester […]

Whistleblowing NHS worker to challenge NDA in test case for gagging orders

  In what is believed to be the first of its kind against a large NHS Trust, Rahman Lowe client Sue Allison is due to challenge the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) she was pressured to sign, in a hearing which could have major implications for whistleblowers and the future of gagging orders. Our client, a radiographer blew the […]

Race discrimination and burden of proof in discrimination cases

    The case of Royal Mail Group Ltd v Efobi, considered the matter of the burden of proof in discrimination claims. Mr Efobi is a black Nigerian and a citizen of the Republic of Ireland. He was employed by the Royal Mail Group as a Postman. He has graduate and post-graduate qualifications in Information […]

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