The Government today confirmed two key employment law changes, with Chancellor George Osborne announcing that the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims will increase from one year to two and that a fee system will be introduced for employee More...03 October 2011 15:46
I am in the middle of an employment tribunal dispute with an employee who has claimed that a decision not to promote him was discriminatory, but has not resigned. His solicitors have suggested mediation - is that a good idea or will it be just more lega More...15 September 2011 11:24
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills v Coward and another FACTS Ms Coward was made redundant and, soon after, her former employer was dissolved. She claimed unpaid statutory redundancy pay of £5,481 and unpaid notice pay of £2,0 More...12 September 2011 14:47
While the latest Employment Tribunal Service statistics show that the average award for age discrimination claims nearly tripled in 2010/11 , many other types of discrimination claims saw drops in the size of the average payout. Laura Chamberlain exami More...12 September 2011 14:47
The average award for age discrimination claims has risen by nearly £20,000 since last year, bringing the average to nearly three times that in 2009/10, according to Tribunal Service statistics.
Successful age discrimination cases resulted in an ave More...01 September 2011 16:19
An employment tribunal has ruled that using the name "Borat" to refer to someone from Eastern Europe amounted to direct race discrimination. In July 2007, Mr Ruda, who is Polish, began work as a quality assurance engineer for Tei, an engineering comp More...24 August 2011 12:18
McBride v Falkirk Football & Athletic Club
In December 2008, Mr May became overall manager of Falkirk Football & Athletic Club. Mr McBride was promoted to Mr May's old position of manager of the under-19 (U19) team. Crucially, Mr More...09 August 2011 15:51
The Court of Appeal has used a judgment in a long-running appeal case to defend the employment tribunal system.
Lord Justice Mummery, former Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) president, defended the workings of employment tribunals as he rejected an More...01 August 2011 14:16
My company recently lost a tribunal claim. The result doesn't seem fair. Can we appeal the decision, and, if so, how do we go about it?
It's one thing to receive a judgment against you but wholly another to feel that justice has not been done. You c More...27 July 2011 14:49
Independent Insurance Co Ltd (in provisional liquidation) v Aspinall
Independent Insurance Co Ltd went into provisional liquidation in June 2001. There were 971 employees made redundant, including more than 300 at its premis More...19 July 2011 14:34
Number of discrimination claims brought to employment tribunal The number of age discrimination claims accepted by employment tribunals in 2010-11 has risen by nearly one-third (30.8%) to 6,800, according to Tribunals Service More...01 July 2011 15:56
One of my employees is claiming sexual harassment against my company and one of my managers. The allegations are very serious, and, aside from further repercussions for the manager, could seriously damage the company's reputation. Is there any way I can More...28 June 2011 09:07
Jackson v Cambridgeshire County Council and others FACTS This case related to proceedings brought by Mr Lloyd against Cambridgeshire County Council and others claiming constructive dismissal, sex discrimination and disability discrimination. Mr L More...21 June 2011 15:41
Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Mylott FACTS Mr Mylott was employed by Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He went off sick with stress following alleged poor management and a meeting during which it was alleged that his former line More...23 May 2011 00:01
In early 2011, employment tribunals held that an anti-fox hunting belief and a belief in the higher purpose of public service broadcasting were both capable of being protected philosophical beliefs under discrimination law. These findings put them on a More...03 May 2011 16:21
An appeal case is taking place this week that could have far-reaching implications for the way in which future disciplinary hearings take place. The case, R (on the application of G) v The Governors of X School , will be heard by the Supreme Court o More...11 April 2011 15:56
Arhin v Enfield Primary Care Trust
Dr Arhin was employed as a consultant and assistant director by Enfield Primary Care Trust. In 2006, the trust undertook a reorganisation that resulted in Dr Arhin being made redundant on 30 June 2007.
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This year brings a number of cases which could have a significant bearing on the employment law landscape. Here is a brief roundup of cases to watch out for in 2011.
When are employees entitled to legal representation in disciplinary proceedings? More...14 March 2011 10:02
Two-thirds of employers say that they have no effective protection against employees making unjustifiable claims to employment tribunals, according to research published today. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) conflict m More...08 March 2011 11:13
Morgan v Network Europe Group Ltd FACTS Mr Morgan commenced employment as a storekeeper with Network Europe Group Ltd on 1 November 2005. He signed a statement of terms and conditions and confirmed receipt of the company handbook. Neither made an More...07 March 2011 00:01