Solicitor Chris Mordue explains how a recent case affects trade union recognition.
A controversial decision has effectively rewritten a key part of the law governing statutory trade union recognition, the process by which a union can force an employ More...12 June 2013 00:01
An employment tribunal has found that a manager's use of the words "kid", "stroppy kid" and "stroppy teenager" amounted to harassment, after a young worker brought an age discrimination claim against her employer. The employee, Ms Roberts, had a job More...10 June 2013 15:03
Employers facing urgent and large-scale redundancy programmes often complain that their obligation to collectively consult under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULRCA) is impractical. Now, it seems, the courts are beginni More...03 June 2013 15:16
A London bus driver was awarded nearly £60,000 in damages in May after an employment tribunal judged he was unfairly dismissed from his job after developing diabetes.
David Hoggett worked for Abellio London Limited - which operates the capital More...30 May 2013 00:01
The introduction of fees for employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal will take place on 29 July 2013 according to an announcement by HM Courts & Tribunal Service. Subject to Parliamentary approval, this means that from this date, More...29 May 2013 14:49
A Christian telesales worker has told an employment tribunal that being required to lie to potential customers to make sales was against his beliefs. The tribunal heard how the claimant, who was employed at a telecommunications company, objected to b More...15 May 2013 12:43
Unfortunately, there is no magic formula to guarantee successful resolution of workplace conflict through mediation or any other conflict management tool. Anna Shields, director at Consensio , sets out some realistic expectations for mediation users an More...13 May 2013 14:09
The coalition Government has implemented a number of measures that have reduced individual employee rights. The qualifying service to bring an unfair dismissal claim has been increased from one year to two years. From this summer, claimants will al More...10 May 2013 08:52
Wednesday 8 May 2013, 2:00pm BST.
The law recognises that redundancies will cause employees great distress and accordingly requires employers to give all staff affected by potential redundancies ample warning and an opportunity to be consulted. A f More...03 May 2013 14:04
Constructive dismissal claims regularly cross the desks of employment lawyers and it's a rare claim that doesn't allege that the employer has acted in breach of the duty of mutual trust and confidence. Although claims will not always succeed, employers More...23 April 2013 16:35
Almost half of employees (47%) say they feel threatened by leaders within their organisations, according to research published today. The research, by development consultancy Head Heart + Brain, found that poor leadership skills have led many employe More...18 April 2013 12:45
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
Important changes to the law on collective redundancy consultation come into force on 6 April 2013 - or do they? The implementation order for these new rules creates considerable confusion about exactly when the new regime applies, leaving employers mak More...05 April 2013 15:03
A failure by company leaders to embrace social media is preventing an improved culture of trust and openness with employees. This is according to research unveiled by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) on social media and More...22 March 2013 16:31
The Government has published its response to a review of employment tribunal rules. Two key things to note include the fact that, under the new rules, where a tribunal claimant withdraws their claim, this could result in it being formally dismissed, More...15 March 2013 16:33
Employers will be able to design their own apprenticeship standards and qualifications, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce today.
One of the key findings of the Richard Review was that many employers hesitate to employ apprentices bec More...14 March 2013 11:04
The Public Sector People Managers' Association (PPMA) exists to promote the best HR practices across the public sector. Martin Rayson, PPMA president, explains the current issues affecting the public sector during these times of economic restraint. More...06 March 2013 10:52
Employees, employers and the Government are increasingly looking to resolve workplace disputes early, avoiding the need for formal or legal processes. Mediation is proven to save time, money and stress, but the implementation of a fully integrated workp More...18 February 2013 12:22
Acas has today launched a consultation on a new code of practice for settlement agreements .
Settlement agreements are legally binding contracts that can be used to end an employment relationship on agreed terms.
The Government is set to in More...12 February 2013 13:02