It has been some time coming but, finally, the legislators seem to be taking the issue of menopause and the impact it has on some women’s professional lives seriously.
In Fallahi v TWI Limited, the EAT held that in performance dismissal cases, Tribunals may only look behind final written warnings where they are “manifestly inappropriate”.
In the recent case of Montanaro v Lansafe Limited, an Employment Tribunal held that an employer unfairly dismissed an employee who was on annual leave in Italy when the first lockdown was announced and was unable to return to the UK.
In Commissioner of the City of London Police v Geldart the Court of Appeal held that an employer did not discriminate against a female employee when it mistakenly withheld an allowance during her maternity leave.
In Sinclair v Trackwork Ltd the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) determined that it was unfair to dismiss an employee who caused friction in the workforce as a result of the way he undertook mandatory health and safety activities.