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Dismissal of Claim of Religious Discrimination by Non-Executive Director who opposed Same-Sex Adoption

An Employment Tribunal has recently dealt with another claim, which has been widely reported in the media, relating to the often problematical issue of a “clash of rights” between protected characteristics and the remedies available to an employee under the Equality Act 2010.

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European Courts Find Greek Police Height Requirements Discriminatory

Police height requirements are a thing of the past here in the UK. When the first police forces were established in the UK in the 1800’s, most police recruits required to be at least 5 foot 10 inches in height. By September 1990, such a requirement was abolished. However, not all countries have moved away from such a “heightest” regime! The issue was the subject of a recent Greek case that came before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The decision still has relevance here in the UK as our own Equality Act is derived from the same European legislation.

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Diamonds (and Agency Agreements) are Forever?

A recent case in the High Court of England and Wales (but nonetheless of relevance to Scotland) has shed light on the secretive world of the global diamond trade, and at the same time highlighted the importance of the snappily-titled Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the “Regulations”).

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Right to Privacy at Work – Monitoring Employee Emails

Last year, in the case of Barbulescu v Romania the European Court of Human Rights found that the monitoring of an employee’s emails was justified where an employer was looking to verify if an employee was carrying out their professional tasks during working hours or using email for personal reasons. The decision was overturned this week by the Grand Chamber (the highest appeal court in human rights cases) following an appeal by Mr Barbulescu. This case highlights the importance of having robust employment policies in place to ensure that individual privacy rights aren’t breached.

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