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Employee awarded £27,000 for racial abuse directed at a colleague

In the case of Morgan v Halls of Gloucester a black delivery driver for a fruit and vegetable business brought a case against his employer for constructive dismissal and racial harassment after listening to his colleague being subjected to racist abuse. Although the delivery driver, Mr Morgan, was not the subject of the racist abuse, he felt he could not …

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Why ‘subject to contract’ is key in avoiding a binding agreement

The recent case of Newbury v Sun Microsystems should serve as a warning for employers to use the words ‘subject to contract’ in settlement negotiations to avoid a binding agreement where it was not intended. The party must also make clear from the outset that they require the execution of a formal contract to avoid them being contractually liable for any …

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The new tribunal regime one week on…

The introduction of fees into the tribunal service is possibly the most controversial change to the tribunal system since its inception.

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