Employment and HR News

Unfair Dismissal – ‘Lifetime Loss’ CasesMay 7, 2017

When an employee succeeds in a claim for unfair dismissal, the compensation awarded by the Employment Tribunal (ET) will take into account any future loss...

Court of Appeal Rejects Pimlico Plumbers’ Appeal in Employment Status CaseApril 18, 2017

There have been a number of recent cases looking at the precise nature of the employment status of those working for employers who like their...

Gender Pay Gap ReportingApril 10, 2017

In spite of the Equal Pay Act 1970, which prohibited less favourable treatment between men and women in terms of pay and conditions, and subsequent...

Type 2 Diabetes and the Definition of DisabilityApril 9, 2017

Whilst people suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis or HIV are automatically deemed to be disabled for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010, in the...

Re-Engagement of Unfairly Dismissed Workers – EAT Gives GuidanceMarch 20, 2017

An Employment Tribunal (ET) has the power to direct reinstatement of a worker who has been unfairly dismissed or their re-engagement in another appropriate role....

EAT Criticises Perfunctory Treatment of Sacked Property ManagerMarch 9, 2017

In a recent case (Thomas v BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory and Property Management UK Limited), a senior property management company employee who was made...

Sacked Maritime Armed Guard Has Compensation Hopes BoostedFebruary 28, 2017

Where there is a complaint of misconduct, an employer will not normally be judged to have acted reasonably unless a full and fair investigation into...

New Minimum Wage RatesFebruary 21, 2017

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in his Autumn Statement that the following changes to the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage...

Disability Discrimination – A Question of Cause and EffectFebruary 17, 2017

Findings of disability discrimination require proof not only of unfavourable treatment but also of a causal connection between that treatment and a person's disability. That...

Government Review of Employment Tribunal FeesFebruary 15, 2017

The Ministry of Justice has published its long-awaited review of Employment Tribunal (ET) fees, which were introduced in July 2013. This concluded that the objectives for...