Employment Law

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A proliferation of Employment Tribunal claims arising from “no jab, no job” dismissals is of interest to employment lawyers north and south of the border. In 2021, the UK government issued regulations requiring staff working in Care Quality Commission-regulated facilities to be vaccinate

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Employers should take care in offering shorter work hours to their employees over the summer, an employment law partner at Thorntons Solicitors has said. Chris Phillips made the comments after it emerged that Big Four accountancy firm PwC would offer staff shorter work hours on a Friday during the s

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A Tesco worker who was ridiculed after being trapped in a room by his pregnant female boss and was later sacked has been awarded £50,000 for sex discrimination. Six-foot-tall Toby King told an employment tribunal that supervisors said “a big man” could not be frightened by a &ldquo

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A woman who worked as a stripper has said the Employment Appeal Tribunal's refusal to grant her anonymity infringes her right to respect for a private and family life, The Gazette reports. The claimant in A v Burke and Hare had worked in Edinburgh and London and sought £1,846 for holiday

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Being told to "grow up" does not amount to discrimination at work, a tribunal has ruled after a teenage hairdresser sued her employer. Jasmine Stunell, a hairdressing apprentice, was also told to “pull herself together”. She quit her job at the boutique salon and brought claims of discri

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An employment lawyer has urged caution over the growing trend of "workation" policies allowing staff members to work remotely from a location of their choice, away from their home or office. Liam Entwistle, employment law specialist and chairman at law firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, argu

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An increasing number of women are bringing cases to the Employment Tribunal which cite menopause as the reason for unfair dismissal and direct sex discrimination, The Guardian reports. New data show that there were five tribunals that detailed the claimant's menopause in 2018, six in 2019 and 16 in

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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. Some trials are being listed for 2023.

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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. Before your business goes down the path of reducing staff numbers, there are important p

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A new single UK workers' rights watchdog is set to take responsibility for tackling modern slavery, enforcing the minimum wage and protecting agency workers. The new watchdog will incorporate HMRC National Minimum Wage Enforcement, the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority and the Employment Agency

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Jennifer Stewart details an interesting case on an employee's refusal to wear a mask and his subsequent dismissal. Spring is in the air; the vaccination programme is well under way and with the increasing relaxation of restrictions over the next few weeks, things are edging closer to some semblance

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Stephen Miller looks at the fallout that follows an employee fall out and the social changes half a century of Employment Tribunal judgments reflect. Since their inception, employment tribunals have resolved countless workplace disagreements between colleagues arising from minor misunderstandings th

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