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Millions of workers need urgent protection from unfair dismissal

01 February 2021
There are fears that in the coming months more jobs will be lost and one in four workers will not be protected from unfair dismissal. It is reported that about 7.5 million employees began this y...

News 14 - 21 June 2019

21 June 2019
This week we take a peek at proposed EU Legislation which could affect the employment rights of the growing numbers of workers who fall within the ‘gig economy’.  The proposals will tighten ex...

The ins and outs of employment law

15 October 2018
There are inevitably some employment disputes that cannot be settled without the intervention of a court.Then can be any number of reasons why the court system is needed to enforce employment law f...

How grievance procedure works

15 June 2018
How the Grievance procedure works It’s inevitable in the workplace that at some time or another an employee will have genuine cause for complaint.The odd grumble about being in a bad mood, fru...

Legal update

25 May 2018
Timing of Notice of TerminationWhere an employment contract is silent on when notice is deemed to be given, when does notice of termination take effect? Is it (i) when the letter would have been de...

Employment Tribunal Claims are on the increase

16 March 2018
The latest Employment Tribunal Statistics have been published by the Government (1) and they clearly show that they are at the highest level since the introduction of the feeSince the Supreme Court...

Race discrimination - Can the single comment in the workplace “go back to Poland” amount to discrimination?

03 January 2018
The answer is yes, and both the Company and responsible Manager were held liable.The recent case at the Employment Tribunal in Liverpool Mr A Nazarczyk v T J Morris Ltd and John Cowley(1) they foun...

Are the numbers of Employment tribunal cases on the increase?

18 December 2017
Answer: yesFollowing the decision of the Supreme Court case of UNISON v Lord Chancellor [2017](1) , where it was decided that the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees were unlawful, employers a...

Holiday back pay risks to business

04 December 2017
Another case at the Court of Appeal(1) where the individual is not an employee but is deemed to have ‘worker’ and the case was in relation to holiday pay and what could be carried over if the indiv...

Agreeing the way forward when the employment relationship no longer works

24 November 2017
All working relationships do not smoothly and when they do break down it can be with damaging consequences.Trying to resolve such matters amicably can be difficult especially with emotions on all s...

Limits on Employers and reasonableness of the dismissal

04 September 2017
In misconduct cases, a dismissal is fair if the employer believed the employee to be guilty of the misconduct in question; had reasonable grounds for that belief; and carried out a reasonable inves...

Employment tribunal fees – what next?

21 August 2017
I am sure most people have heard the news about the landmark and significant decision that was handed down last week by the Supreme Court, in the case of R (Unison) v Lord Chancellor (2017)(1)...

Weekly News Roundup 20th Feb 2017

23 February 2017
This week employment law case updates:Employee negligence may justify gross misconduct dismissalAdesokan v Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 22The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of...

Tribunal Claims Have Dropped; Don't Get Complacent!

08 February 2017
There has been a huge fall in the number of cases going to employment tribunals but it should not mean that employers become complacent.The drop in numbers has been attributed to tribunal fees of u...

Free speech in the workplace and walking the tight rope of political correctness

07 July 2015
The debate about what constitutes free speech in the workplace remains a costly one for employers.It was again the topic for much discussion recently following the conclusion of a case in which a C...

Castle Tribunal Roundup April

07 April 2015
Our roundup of the employment tribunal cases making headway in the news. This month; religious beliefs come head to head with secular principles, social media continues to prove a contentious issue...

Castle Tribunal Roundup: December 2014

15 December 2014
Our roundup of the employment tribunal cases making headway in the news.Equalities watchdog to investigate Met police over staff discrimination claimsThe Metropolitan police are to face a formal in...

Employment Tribunal Rules Overtime should be included in holiday pay calculations - What does this mean for your business?

11 November 2014
This month’s Employment Tribunal decision upheld that any holiday pay calculated should take into account overtime.  This is an important decision that all Employers need to take into consider...

Tribunal Watch

03 November 2014
Our roundup of the employment tribunal cases making headway in the news.Sports Direct forced to advertise zero-hours contract terms.An ex-Sports Direct worker employed on a zero hour’s contract too...

Understanding Employment Tribunal fees: what you need to know!

16 December 2013
As of July 2013 employees will need to pay to take their case to an employment tribunal. The highly contentious move by the Coalition government has come into force despite opposition from trade un...
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