‘Stammering pride and prejudice’: article
Link to The origins of stammering pride and prejudice (stamma.org), by co-editor Patrick Campbell, about the origins of the new book to be launched on Friday 27th September.
Some updates to the victimisation page:
- Peninsula v Baker, 2017, which may limit victimisation claims by requiring the decision-maker to know of the particular communiction, but I think it is wrong on this point. Discussed in Victimisation>Is knowledge of a specific protected act required?
- Victimisation ‘by association’? following the case of Thompson v London Central Bus, EAT, 2015.
Discrimination by association
I’m working on this at the moment. Published so far:
- Lee v Ashers Baking (‘gay cake’ case).
- As mentioned below, Victimisation ‘by association’? following the case of Thompson v London Central Bus, EAT, 2015.
Link to a student’s experience in Don’t be afraid of the student disability service (stamma.org), 2019. Linked from Resolving issues at university or FE college.
Harassment of employees
Harassment of employees page updated to include:
- Unite the Union v Nailard, Court of Appeal, 2018 on harassment by third parties: Harassment of employees>Harassment by third parties, such as customers or suppliers;
- Ahmed v Cardinal Hume Academies, EAT, 2019 – it must be reasonable for the conduct to be regarded as having a humiliating etc effect: Harassment of employees>Subjective perceptions – being too sensitive?;
- Guidance from the British Stammering Association: Bullying at work (stamma.org);
- Small changes to wording on the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, including its possible use for harassment by third parties.
Compensation: impact on individual
Short note added on EAT decision in Komeng v Creative Support (bailii.org), 2019. In deciding the compensation for injury to feelings, the employment tribunal should focus on the impact of the discrimination on the individual concerned rather than the gravity of the acts. We are all different. See Remedies in employment disputes>Injury to feelings: the ‘Vento bands’.
- Previous updates: Website updates July to August 2019.