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UK Discrimination Law Review: Cases to watch

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 Case name  Issue  Stage reached
Landin v ENCO A/S – VVS Age discrimination and redundancy pay: Whether an employer can adopt a redundancy payment scheme that provides for reduced payments for employees who have reached pensionable age. Decision awaited from Court of Justice of the EU
Henderson v General Municipal and Boilermakers Union Religion or belief: Employment Appeal Tribunal to consider the distinction between dismissing someone because of their philosophical beliefs (which is unlawful direct discrimination) and dismissing someone because they have manifested those beliefs inappropriately (which is not directly discriminatory). Employment Appeal Tribunal due to hear appeal in early 2015
Griffiths v Department for Work and Pensions Disability and sickness absence: whether the reasonable adjustments duty requires an employer to adjust the trigger point for implementing an absence control policy where absence is disability-related. Court of Appeal hearing 10/11 February
Unison v Lord Chancellor Tribunal fees: appeal against last year’s unsuccessful judicial review proceedings challenging the ET fees regime. Appeal currently scheduled for second half of 2015
Brierley and others v ASDA Stores Ltd Equal pay: female shop floor workers claiming same pay as male workers in distribution centres.  Employment Tribunal likely to start hearing claims in 2015
Walker v Innospec Ltd Sexual orientation and pension rights: whether survivors’ benefits for same-sex civil partners (and, by extension, same-sex married partners) must take account of service accrued before 5 December 2005 (when sexual orientation discrimination became unlawful).   Court of Appeal hearing  due to start on 6 July.


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