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Lokhova v Sberbank CIB (UK)
The Employment Tribunal's decision on remedy in the sex discrimination case of Lokhova v Sberbank has been announced, with the approximate value, based on the in principle decision of the Tribunal, is £3.2 million.
Svetlana Lokhova worked for the Russian bank Sberbank CIB was awarded the compensation for sex discrimination, victimisation and harassment which led to psychiatric illness and her never being able to work in the financial services industry again.
Miss Lokhova earned over £750,000 per annum and worked in a predominantly male team. Within the working environment to both colleagues and clients she was nicknamed “Crazy Miss
Topic of the Week
Fit for work offers a free Occupational Health Assessment for any Employees who have been or who are expected to be off work for four weeks or more to help them to return to work sooner. It offers work related medical advice via a telephone service and website. The advice service is due to be up and running in May 2015 being rolled over a period of months.Read more... Link
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Employment Tribunal Awards
Until 1999 the statutory maximum limits on monetary awards, which employment tribunals could make, were fixed on a somewhat haphazard and irregular basis. This has now been changed. The Secretary of State must now make annual orders to index-link most maximum limits by reference to changes in RPI for September, up or down, in each year.
The amount of compensation awarded following an employment tribunal will depend on the nature and outcome of the case.
The proposals in the Government's 2006 White Paper on Personal Accounts, the aim of which is to introduce "soft compulsion" into workplace pension provision, are now coming to fruition. On 27 October 2010 the Pensions Minister, Steve Webb, confirmed that the Government would proceed with implementing the reforms set out in the Pensions Act 2008 and accompanying regulations, subject to the relatively minor changes recommended by an independent review of the proposed regime.
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