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Discrimination claim precluded by settlement agreement where employment continued

In Clifford v IBM United Kingdom Ltd, the EAT has held that an employment tribunal was correct to strike out a disability discrimination claim on the basis that it was precluded by a settlement agreement entered into a number of years ago.

Tribunal erred in considering justification of employer’s unauthorised leave policy

In NSL Ltd v Zaluski, the EAT has held that an employment tribunal erred in finding that an employer’s policy of requiring employees to ensure that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, they returned from leave on the pre-authorised date or otherwise risk being disciplined for unauthorised leave, which put non-UK nationals at a particular disadvantage, was not objectively justified.

Employer not entitled to withdraw life-long travel benefit provided by third party

In Adekoya and ors v Heathrow Express Operating Company Ltd, the EAT has held that an employment tribunal erred in finding that redundant employees were not entitled to a life-long discount on rail travel following the withdrawal of that benefit by the third-party provider.