Employment Law Classics – 4. James v Eastleigh Borough Council

The chilling tale of a man forced to pay 75p to go swimming. James v Eastleigh Borough Council actually says important things about how direct discrimination law works. But what impact does it have on recent cases such as  Taiwo v Olaigbe on the treatment of migrant workers?

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Employment Law Classics – 3. King v The Great Britain China Centre

If you ever struggle with the ‘reverse burden of proof’ in discrimination claims then this case will take you back to a simpler time where common sense ruled the day. Perhaps we would all be better off if we went back to the principles that King v The Great Britain China Centre sets out.

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Employment Law Classics – 2. Polkey v AE Dayton Services Ltd

In this episode we look at Polkey v AE Dayton Services Ltd – the case that defines what unfair dismissal law is really all about. Do you know what the Polkey exception is? Just what is a Polkey deduction? The answers are all here.

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Employment Law Classics – 1. BHS v Burchell

In this Podcast I talk about the case of BHS v Burchell. It’s one of the most influential unfair dismissal cases ever – but what was it actually about? You can read the full text of the decision here.

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