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Three people work in the finance department of the office in Norwich. Relevant information shows:

 

NAME AGE TIME IN JOB CURRENT SALARY

Susan 57 7 years £18,500

Helen 32 3 years £23,000

Joe 35 5 years £20,000

 

It is a very busy department so Mark is to be brought in as a trainee, and Helen is to be promoted to Finance Manager, earning an extra £3,500 per year. This means that Helen’s direct supervisor will be Joanne, the Finance Director.

 

Susan is furious about this. She feels that she has been overlooked a couple of times for promotion over the years. She thinks that her experience and knowledge, acquired over her 25 years working for various organisations, is more than enough for her to fulfill her role. She has been on a few training courses over the past 3 or 4 years, but believes that with her experience, she does not need more training.

 

Helen is very happy with the promotion. She has been on several training courses over her period of employment with Medicaments, and feels that the promotion is down to her hard work and dedication to the job.

 

Joe is not too happy about Helen’s promotion either. He is a trainee accountant and has tried to gain qualifications through attending college. Whilst he never managed to pass the exams, he is doing training and feels that this is equal to the training undertaken by Helen.

 

Susan decides that she cannot work for Helen and feels that she has no alternative but to leave work. She writes to the company, stating that she is putting in a claim for constructive dismissal, on the grounds of harassment, and age discrimination.

 

Joe decides that he cannot work for Helen either, and claims that the company has breached the Equal Pay Act 1970. He also thinks that the only reason why Helen has been promoted is because Joanne prefers to work with women.

 

REQUIRED

 

Advise Medicament plc on the legal position of both Susan and Joe.

 

 

Any advice?

 

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Three people work in the finance department of the office in Norwich. Relevant information shows:

 

NAME AGE TIME IN JOB CURRENT SALARY

Susan 57 7 years £18,500

Helen 32 3 years £23,000

Joe 35 5 years £20,000

 

It is a very busy department so Mark is to be brought in as a trainee, and Helen is to be promoted to Finance Manager, earning an extra £3,500 per year. This means that Helen’s direct supervisor will be Joanne, the Finance Director.

 

Susan is furious about this. She feels that she has been overlooked a couple of times for promotion over the years. She thinks that her experience and knowledge, acquired over her 25 years working for various organisations, is more than enough for her to fulfill her role. She has been on a few training courses over the past 3 or 4 years, but believes that with her experience, she does not need more training.

 

Helen is very happy with the promotion. She has been on several training courses over her period of employment with Medicaments, and feels that the promotion is down to her hard work and dedication to the job.

 

Joe is not too happy about Helen’s promotion either. He is a trainee accountant and has tried to gain qualifications through attending college. Whilst he never managed to pass the exams, he is doing training and feels that this is equal to the training undertaken by Helen.

 

Susan decides that she cannot work for Helen and feels that she has no alternative but to leave work. She writes to the company, stating that she is putting in a claim for constructive dismissal, on the grounds of harassment, and age discrimination.

 

Joe decides that he cannot work for Helen either, and claims that the company has breached the Equal Pay Act 1970. He also thinks that the only reason why Helen has been promoted is because Joanne prefers to work with women.

 

REQUIRED

 

Advise Medicament plc on the legal position of both Susan and Joe.

 

 

Any advice?

 

 

Yes, read your first year law school textbooks like I had to and answer the damn question yourself.

 

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