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Head Teacher's sexual orientation discrimination claim upheld

28 Mar 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") has recently ruled upon whether adverse treatment of a gay Head Teacher can constitute constructive dismissal and sexual orientation discrimination. In Tywyn Primary School v Aplin, the EAT upheld the decision of the Employment Tribunal ("ET")…

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The Power of the 'Hypothetical Comparator'

21 Mar 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") recently addressed the issue of hypothetical comparators in employment claims in Governing Body of Sutton Oak Church of England Primary School & 2 Others v. Mr M Whittaker. The Respondent was a primary school teacher who was employed at the…

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Scottish Universities move to amend admissions process to address equality

20 Feb 2019

An article by the BBC earlier today reported on the intention of Scottish Universities to lower the entry requirements to students from disadvantaged areas. The intention is not to guarantee those gaining the grades a place, but to take students over the threshold for consideration. For example,…

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Rights to Work themed FAQ's

20 Feb 2019

In schools where the employer is the local authority, if the school wanted to hire someone on a tier 2 visa, would the local authority need a licence to sponsor these visas? Yes, the Local Authority would need to have a tier 2 licence in order to sponsor the visa of the proposed employee. If the…

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Head teacher fined for breach of DPA

15 Jan 2019

A former head teacher has been fined for unlawfully obtaining children's personal data from previous schools where he worked. According to the ICO, the head teacher had obtained the information from two primary schools where he had previously been employed, and uploaded it to his then current…

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Questions we have been asked this month

19 Dec 2018

Use of school facilities for breakfast clubs and other after school activities - what are the school's responsibilities when hosting these activities? The responsibilities that a school may have when its facilities are being used for breakfast clubs and other after school activities will…

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