is it discriminatory not to offer a suitable vacancy to a woman selected for redundancy while on maternity leave?

The case of Wainwright v Sefton Borough Council was initially heard by Employment Judge Robinson in the Employment Tribunals in Liverpool in September 2013. His judgment was that Mrs Wainwight’s claims of automatic unfair dismissal, breach of regulation 10 of the Maternity and Paternal Leave Regulations 1999 (right to be offered suitable alternative jobs) and…

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more bad behaviour – this time in an “exemplary” legal services department

Last month it was bad behaviour in the Met. This month (subject to an appeal) it is very bad behaviour in, of all places, the in-house legal department of a county council. Essex Legal Services has been put forward as a model of a forward looking legal services department. It is an award winner and…

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