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first_imgThis week’s news in briefEx-employees win discrimination rights The House of Lords has ruled that staff can bring discrimination claimsagainst former employers for acts of discrimination or victimisation under thethree discrimination statutes. Previously, only people claiming sexdiscrimination had any chance of succeeding with a claim for actions takenafter termination of employment. The decision covers references and the conductof employers during dismissal appeals. 3G phones may spark discrimination claims Third-generation (3G) mobile phones could be the latest device for officestaff to discriminate or harass their colleagues with, warn consultants Croner.Using a 3G phone, employees can photograph or film someone in their workplaceand send it instantly to a colleague or friend. This could breach staffconfidentiality by if it is without their knowledge or consent. More seriously, 3G phones could be used as a means for sexualdiscrimination, such as a male worker sending an image of a female colleague tohis friends or co-workers. Croner is urging employers to update and clarifycompany mobile phone policies to include 3G phones to avoid potential sexdiscrimination claims. Company cars denied to over-65s Nearly 80 per cent of all employers do not provide company cars to olderstaff if their insurance premiums increase at 65, according to a surveyconducted by hrlaw.co.uk, the online employment service run by Fox Williams. Comments are closed. in briefOn 1 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more