Government’s Good Work plan promises additional pay to millions of workers

In 2017, Matthew Taylor, former aide to Tony Blair and currently Chief Executive at the Royal Society of Arts completed a review into “Employment Practices in the Modern Economy” that found that modern employment practices needed to change to keep pace with modern business models. The increase in zero-hours contracts and the use of self-employed […]

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Leading bookmaker loses employment tribunal

William Hill, the leading bookmakers, has lost an Employment Tribunal against one of its previous betting shop managers, who refused to accept a new position in the company that had a salary 20% lower than she was currently earning. During the significant business restructure, Miss Dinham, the store manager at William Hill’s Battersea branch refused […]

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2018 Employment Law Changes

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on 25th May 2018 with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) having published draft guidance at the back end of 2017. From 6th April 2018, childcare voucher schemes will be closed to new entrants. The regulations governing Shared Parental Leave are to be reviewed by Department […]

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Increase to National Living and National Minimum Wage

The Government have confirmed in their Autumn budget that there will be an increase to both the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) during Spring 2018. From April 1st, the NLW will increase by 33p and go up to £7.83 per hour. To qualify for NLW workers need to be aged […]

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Disabled surgeon win over £80000 after wrongful sacking

A surgeon at Basildon Hospital in Essex has been awarded almost £84000 after he was unfairly dismissed on the grounds of gross misconduct. Former NHS surgeon Arjuna Weerasinghe was fired after making complaints that the hospital was badly lacking in equipment and facilities. Weerasinghe claimed that he was unable to get hold of suitable equipment […]

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Employment Tribunal rules Deliveroo ‘riders’ are self-employed

Deliveroo, the popular food delivery business, have won an Employment Tribunal case that clarifies that their delivery riders, are in fact, self-employed. The decision was a surprise to many legal experts given the recent rulings against gig economy firms. Legal experts have said that the ruling will complicate future questions of employment status. Only last […]

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Tribunal finds company failed to make reasonable adjustments for employees disability, even though they didn’t know

Keith Crossland, a diabetic seasonal security guard for a Cardiff based security firm called Chamberlains Security, who left his job after suffering a hypoglycaemic attack has won his Employment Tribunal. A Bristol Employment Tribunal heard that Mr Crossland had worked at the firm from 29 July to 26th October as a seasonal security guard. His duties […]

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Employee dismissed unfairly for ‘humping’ table in front of colleagues.

An Employment Tribunal in North Shields has found that engineering giant, Siemens, unfairly dismissed Robert Cuthbertson after he was accused of ‘humping’ a table in front of colleagues. Robert Cuthbertson was awarded just under £15,000 after they found that ‘no reasonable employer would dismiss an employee for this behaviour.’ Mr Cuthbertson had worked at Siemens […]

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Union to Take Monarch to Employment Tribunal

The union, Unite, is looking set to start legal action against the now defunct airline, Monarch, to court over the handling of staff redundancies Unite, the largest trade union in Britain, has over 4 million members, of which around 1800 of those were employed at Monarch as engineers or cabin crew, is looking to lodge […]

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