Briefing quick find:

Is veganism a protected characteristic?

This question was alluded to by the Employment Tribunal in the case of Conisbee v Crossley Farms Limited & Others, click here for our previous article on this case. In this case it was held that being a vegetarian was not…

All tied up in knots?

Can a massage given in the workplace constitute harassment related to sex? A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision confirmed that a female manager massaging a male employee’s shoulders in an open plan office, whilst unwanted conduct, was not “related to…

Is Vegetarianism a protected characteristic?

Facts The Claimant, Mr G Connisbee, raised concerns that he was discriminated against because he was a vegetarian. The Claimant resigned from his employment after 5 months of service, alleging that the reason he resigned was because of the way he…

Covert recording of meetings – is it gross misconduct?

In the case of Phoenix House Limited v Stockman, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an employee had committed misconduct during their employment, for covertly recording a meeting, and whether a reduction should be applied to the compensation awarded. Facts Ms…