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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