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
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
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 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
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
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
Mr Justice Underhill, former president of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, has presented his recommendations for reforming employment tribunal procedures.
They include proposals for an initial "sift stage", during which employment judges can review cas More...11 July 2012 16:26
The Government should introduce employment tribunal league tables to restore the credibility of the system, the CBI has argued.
In its submission to the Government's consultation on workplace dispute reforms , the CBI said the tribunal system is f More...15 April 2011 00:00
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
Recent news that the BBC paid out almost £600,000 dealing with employment tribunal claims last year has highlighted the tremendous amount of money British companies spend when dealing with conflict in the workplace.
Nor does the BBC example inclu More...17 January 2011 11:08
Employers could face a rise in "hopeless" employment tribunal cases if Government plans to reform the legal aid system go ahead, an employment law specialist has cautioned.
The warning follows a Ministry of Justice consultation published yester More...16 November 2010 16:34
Employment lawyers have expressed concern at ambiguities in the Equality Act, which came in to force this month, that could have far-reaching implications for the use of compromise agreements between employers and employees.
Section More...29 October 2010 15:27
Consultant editor Darren Newman explains why the drafting of the provision in the Equality Act 2010 on compromise agreements could effectively mean that no compromise agreement under the Act is enforceable.
It is becoming increasingly clear that a s More...29 October 2010 00:00
One-third of employers said that their use of compromise agreements had increased over the past few years, while 16% said it had decreased. This is according to a survey by XpertHR, which found that 80% of companies use compromise agreements to More...18 October 2010 09:35
Most of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and employers need to make sure they comply with the changes to legislation. Warning: This page is no longer updated. It has been More...22 September 2010 15:19
A former NHS boss has been awarded £1.2 million after being unfairly dismissed for whistleblowing.
Earlier this year an employment tribunal ruled that John Watkinson, ex-chief executive of the Royal Cornwall and Hospital Trust (RCHT), had been unf More...06 September 2010 14:44
British Airways (BA) cabin crew will appeal a High Court ruling that rejected their call for an injunction and found the airline could legally reduce the number of staff onboard flights, Personnel Today has learned. If the cabin crew succeed at the More...14 June 2010 16:28