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  • Overview

    In this edition of Workplace Law, we look at whether vegetarianism is a protected characteristic, how to assess injury to feelings and an update on whistleblowing.


    Something to sink your teeth into: vegetarianism is not protected but vegans might be

    A recent employment tribunal ruled that vegetarianism is not a protected characteristic for the purposed of the Equality Act 2010. This means that you cannot unlawfully discriminate against someone for being vegetarian.  

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    Tell me where it hurts

    In Komeng v Creative Support Limited, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) confirmed that the main consideration when calculating an injury to feelings award is the effect of unlawful discrimination on the Claimant, rather than the gravity of the Defendant’s act.

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    Reasonable belief of the public interest

    Protected disclosures or “whistleblowing” is a tricky subject and for a protected disclosure claim to be successful, it must first pass a number of tests. One of which is the ‘public interest’ test, i.e., is the information being disclosed in the public’s interest? 

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    Welcome

    A warm welcome to Dominic Williams who has started as a Trainee with Thomson Snell & Passmore this September in his first (and best) seat, Employment Law. Dominic recently completed his Legal Practice Course and will be working closely with the employment department.

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