Employment and HR News

The Employment Tribunal Fees Refund SchemeNovember 16, 2017

Following a four-week pilot scheme, the Employment Tribunal Fees Refund Scheme is now open to anyone who paid fees in respect of an Employment Tribunal...

‘Pre-Pack’ Administration and TUPEOctober 4, 2017

Whilst the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) operate to protect the employment rights of employees when there is a relevant transfer...

Depressed Supermarket Worker Wins Disability Discrimination PayoutSeptember 20, 2017

Disability is a broad legal concept and encompasses not just physical incapacity but also mental ill health and all of its consequences. In one case,...

Workplace Disciplinary Action – Does the Penalty Fit the Offence?September 11, 2017

When it comes to workplace disciplinary action, it is vital for employers to ensure that the penalty fits the offence. In one striking case where...

Social Housing Company Not Guilty of Age DiscriminationAugust 13, 2017

In the context of a redundancy process, in which workers competed with one another in order to obtain one of the remaining posts, it was...

Sleeping at Work and the National Minimum WageAugust 3, 2017

Whether or not a worker who is on call at their employer's premises but who is allowed to sleep when their services are not required...

‘Good Work’ – The Taylor ReviewJuly 28, 2017

In October 2016, the Prime Minister commissioned Matthew Taylor, a former policy chief to Tony Blair, to look at how employment practices need to change...

Whistleblowing and the Meaning of ‘In the Public Interest’July 28, 2017

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 – often referred to as the 'Whistleblowing' Act – inserted provisions into the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA) in...

When Does Notice of Termination Take Effect?July 28, 2017

Exactly when notice of termination takes effect can impact on an employee's entitlement to certain benefits or employment rights. In a recent case, the Court...

Employment Tribunal Fees – Supreme Court Upholds Unison’s ChallengeJuly 28, 2017

The Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013 introduced fees for bringing a claim to the Employment Tribunal (ET) and the Employment...

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