Andreas White, employment partner at Kingsley Napley LLP, considers the consequences of fees for employment tribunals.
The Government has published its response to the consultation on introducing fees in employment tribunals and the Employ More...02 August 2012 15:22
The Government has confirmed the fees that will be charged for using the employment tribunal system, following a consultation on their introduction.
The Government said the fees will be introduced from summer 2013 and explained that their introducti More...13 July 2012 15:31
The number of discrimination claims submitted to tribunals dropped by 26% in 2011/12, with sexual and age discrimination seeing the largest falls. This compared with a 15% fall in the overall number of claims received by employment tribunals , accor More...03 July 2012 14:19
Figures released today by the Ministry of Justice highlight a fall in the number of employment tribunal claims in the past year.
The 2011/12 Tribunals Service report on annual tribunals statistics, covering the period from April 2011 to March 2012,& More...28 June 2012 13:50
The Government is proposing to repeal the provision in the Equality Act 2010 that gives employment tribunals the power to make wide recommendations about the employer's workplace in successful discrimination claims. When employment tribunals exercise th More...18 June 2012 13:37
A new Bill, presented to Parliament yesterday, will introduce early conciliation and a "rapid resolution" scheme aimed at making the tribunal system quicker and cheaper for both employers and claimants.
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill sets More...24 May 2012 09:37
An argument that offensive references to an employee's pregnancy are inherently discriminatory has been rejected in the case of Warby v Wunda Group plc .
The case involved a dispute between Mrs Warby and her employer, Wunda Group plc, about what ha More...20 April 2012 15:33
Two night-shift care workers who were sacked after being found asleep on duty and who claimed they were "asserting the right to a rest break" were not automatically unfairly dismissed, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found.
The EAT sai More...20 April 2012 14:57
Employment tribunal fees are not supported by the unions, but it should not be assumed that they are in the interest of employers either. Peter Wallington outlines how tribunal fees will, in practice, benefit nobody. The consultation exercise o More...12 March 2012 00:01
The Government's public consultation on proposals to require those who use the tribunal system to pay a fee for bringing a claim closed on 6 March, just one month before the increase in the qualifying period for claiming unfair dismissal from one t More...09 March 2012 16:56
Readman v Devon Primary Care Trust
Mrs Readman was employed by Devon Primary Care Trust in community nursing from 1985 until 2008. In November 2007, she was told that she was at risk of redundancy because the trust was reorganising its le More...20 February 2012 10:11
A gay barrister who found references to his "batty boy mate" in a case file has had his claim of sexual orientation discrimination upheld at the employment appeal tribunal (EAT). Lee Bennett, who worked at law firm Bivonas at the time of the incident More...10 February 2012 08:00
Patel v South Tyneside Council and others
Mr Patel brought an employment tribunal claim against South Tyneside Council. The tribunal decision was signed and sent to the parties on 9 May 2011 (decision 1) but, because of a clerical error, More...02 February 2012 08:50
Dundee City Council v Sharp
Mr Sharp was employed by Dundee City Council for 35 years until his dismissal in September 2009, when he had been absent from work with depression for a year. In January 2009, he was referred to occupational he More...16 January 2012 00:01
A former NHS worker has been awarded £933,115 in compensation after an employment tribunal found that he had been subject to racial discrimination and unfair dismissal.
Elliot Browne was a divisional director at Central Manchester University NH More...10 January 2012 14:36
Every year brings with it some important new employment legislation for the employer to negotiate. Whether related to unfair dismissal, pensions, employment tribunals or redundancy, 2012 presents new legislation relevant to all organisations, large or s More...20 December 2011 00:01
A doctor who was dismissed from her position at a hospital in Yorkshire has been awarded £4.5 million after winning a tribunal claim for unfair dismissal, sex and race discrimination.
Polish-born Dr Eva Michalak worked as a consultant at Mid Yorkshi More...16 December 2011 09:34
The Government has outlined the proposed fees for employment tribunals, as it launched a consultation on their introduction.
Announcing the consultation today, justice minister Jonathan Djanogly outlined two options for the fees:
Option one i More...14 December 2011 11:44
In unfair dismissal claims, employment tribunals take the "Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures" into account where relevant and may increase an award of compensation by up to 25% for an employer's unreasonable failure to More...17 November 2011 13:50
Cutting unnecessary regulation is seen by the Government as one of its core priorities. Employment lawyer Sarah Rushton looks at its review of employment law. The Government's proposals have included increasing the qualifying period for employees to More...11 November 2011 15:44