The Apprentice winner Stella English has lost her high-profile unfair dismissal case against Lord Sugar's Amshold Group.
The 2010 winner of the BBC show had claimed unfair constructive dismissal against Amshold, telling the tribunal she was treate More...12 April 2013 15:54
Consultant editor Darren Newman looks back at the employment law position in 1979 when Margaret Thatcher came to power, and the legacy left by her Government on the workplace.
When I first began studying employment law, Margaret Thatcher was Prime M More...09 April 2013 11:58
The CBI has called for wholesale changes to what it described as the "legalistic culture" of employment tribunals. The CBI's proposals include the publication of league tables showing the performance of individual tribunal offices and it also called More...03 April 2013 09:11
Lloyd v BCQ Group Ltd
Mr Lloyd was employed by BCQ Group Ltd from 1978. In May 2007, he suffered a back injury in an accident. He returned to work briefly, but was then absent due to ill health until his dismissal in May 2011.
Mr Lloyd More...25 March 2013 00:01
Haq v Audit Commission
Until 2007, the two kinds of administrative support role in the Audit Commission's housing inspectorate were:
inspection and information officer (IIO); and
senior inspection and information officer (SIIO). More...12 March 2013 08:44
Logan v Celyn House Ltd
Mrs Logan was employed as a veterinary nurse by Celyn House Ltd from September 2008. Under her contract of employment, she was entitled to four weeks' sick pay, paid at her basic pay rate.
In May 2010, Mrs Logan More...08 February 2013 13:24
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill is currently making its way through Parliament. The Government is looking to use the Bill to encourage early dispute resolution and reduce the number of disputes going to employment tribunal. Nick Hobden (pictur More...05 February 2013 15:34
The limit on the amount of the compensatory award for unfair dismissal will increase from £72,300 to £74,200 tomorrow, 1 February. Other changes coming into force tomorrow as a result of the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 201 More...31 January 2013 12:57
An employment tribunal has provided guidance on the use of the "Swedish derogation" model, under which agency workers can sign a type of employment contract with their agency that means they give up the right to pay parity with direct recruits - to More...30 January 2013 12:49
Jefferson (Commercial) LLP v Westgate
Mr Westgate was employed by Jefferson (Commercial) LLP from 2002. By September 2010, the employer had reason to speak to Mr Westgate about performance issues; he subsequently went off sick and issued More...22 January 2013 15:41
Two long-running religious discrimination cases are among those pending for 2013, alongside other important employment law decisions pending on redundancy, TUPE and disability discrimination. We round up 10 of the significant legal decisi More...02 January 2013 06:03
Government sets out timetable for employment law changes
Friday 15 March 2013 14:42
The Government has set out a number of forthcoming legal amendments due to take place as a result of its employment law review, which set out to an More...02 January 2013 05:57
Hewage v Grampian Health Board
Mrs Hewage is of Sri Lankan origin. She was employed by the Grampian Health Board as head of service for the orthodontics department. She resigned from that post in 2003 and subsequently resigned from employ More...31 October 2012 15:55
Anderson and others v London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority FACTS The case relates to a term in a pay and conditions agreement between the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and recognised trade unions. The July 2007 collective a More...18 October 2012 10:07
Employers have predicted that the number of tribunal claims will rise following the increase in the qualifying period for unfair dismissal, as employees will bring cases under different headings, according to the latest survey by XpertHR More...01 October 2012 12:50
Earlier this month, the Government launched a consultation on plans to reduce the cap on unfair dismissal payouts.
While this might seem a proportionate measure to address high payouts, Employment Tribunal Service statistics published last we More...25 September 2012 13:05
The latest Ministry of Justice employment tribunal statistics show that the median compensation payout for unfair dismissal is just £4,560 and only 2% of unfair dismissal awards exceed £50,000.
The figures undermine the Government's proposal for a r More...20 September 2012 14:52
Mitchells of Lancaster (Brewers) Ltd v Tattersall FACTS Mitchells of Lancaster (Mitchells) is a brewer and owner of public houses. Mr Tattersall was employed as its property manager from 1998 until his dismissal in October 2010. Mr Tattersall was More...20 August 2012 16:55
A tribunal has struck out a claim of belief discrimination from a violinist in the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) who was disciplined after publically protesting against the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) performing at the 2011 Proms.
Sara More...20 August 2012 09:00
The total compensation awarded in discrimination cases in 2011 reached a record high of just under £9 million, primarily due to two NHS cases that paid out nearly £5.5 million between them.
This is according to a survey by the Equal Opportuniti More...03 August 2012 15:03