Employment law

Workers under pressure to settle employment claims

Workers are under pressure to settle employment claims instead of waiting to go to court as the tribunal system reportedly struggles to cope with the volume of business, The Times reports.

Published 15 July 2021

Deliveroo succeeds in Court of Appeal as riders held to be self-employed

Deliveroo has succeeded in its employment case in the Court of Appeal.

Published 25 June 2021

Stuart Robertson: Redundancy might not be the only option for employers

With 30 September signaling the termination of furlough support from the UK government, barring any change of heart, it is inevitable that many employers will be reducing headcount, writes Stuart Robertson.

Published 22 June 2021

Workers’ rights watchdog to be established

A new single UK workers' rights watchdog is set to take responsibility for tackling modern slavery, enforcing the minimum wage and protecting agency workers.

Published 9 June 2021

Jennifer Stewart: Stand and deliver – your face mask or your job

Jennifer Stewart details an interesting case on an employee's refusal to wear a mask and his subsequent dismissal.

Published 13 April 2021

Stephen Miller: Employee fall out cases prompt re-think for employers

Stephen Miller looks at the fallout that follows an employee fall out and the social changes half a century of Employment Tribunal judgments reflect.

Published 30 March 2021

Employers urged to be mindful of pregnant employees’ rights

A law firm is urging employers to be mindful of workers’ rights during the pandemic following calls to the UK government for greater protection of pregnant employees in the wake of a nurse's death.

Published 14 December 2020

EHRC sex data advice ‘misrepresents the law’

A statement made by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) about the lawfulness of requesting, gathering and collating data on individuals’ biological sex "misrepresents the law", according to a legal opinion commissioned by Woman’s Place UK (WPUK).

Published 8 December 2020

Vast majority of Scots unsure about their redundancy rights

Eighty-four per cent of people in Scotland are not confident about their rights during the redundancy process, a new poll for Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has found.

Published 26 October 2020

Duncan Milne: Covid whistleblowing claims are inevitable

Duncan Milne warns employers over claims arising from the pandemic.

Published 24 August 2020

Law At Work promotes Heather Maclean and Paman Singh

Law At Work (LAW), a firm which specialises in employment law, HR, and health and safety, has promoted two members of staff in its employment law Team.

Published 20 August 2020

Call to double employment claim time limit ‘not necessary’

A call to double the time limit for bringing Employment Tribunal claims is "not necessary", a lawyer has said.

Published 28 July 2020

Uber drivers seek disclosure of company algorithm in Dutch case

Uber drivers have launched a legal case in the Netherlands to force the release of the computer algorithms used to manage their work in a test case that could lead to greater transparency for millions of gig economy workers.

Published 21 July 2020

David Walker: Have domestic courts and tribunals been getting worker status wrong?

A recent decision from the Court of Justice of the European Union may impact on the Supreme Court when they consider the (in)famous Uber employment status case in July 2020, writes David Walker.

Published 2 July 2020

Spain: Proposed legislation to protect employees working from home

Spaniards who work from home will be given the right to suggest their working hours and to claim teleworking expenses from their employer, under a new bill.

Published 1 July 2020