Coming clean – false reason for dismissal shifted burden of proof
In Base Childrenswear Ltd v Otshudi the Court of Appeal confirmed that giving a false reason for dismissal and persisting with it was enough to shift the burden of proof in a race discrimination claim, which the employer was unable to discharge.
Grounded – employer's attempt to stop strike fails
The Court of Appeal refused to grant an injunction to prevent strike action in British Airways plc v BALPA. The union had provided sufficient information about employees who were entitled to vote in the ballot for industrial action.
Coming up next – employment reform announced in the Queen's Speech
The Queen's Speech included proposals for employment law reform in the coming Parliamentary session.