Solicitor Michael Scutt looks at the legal position behind the debate on so-called "gagging" clauses in compromise agreements. Who says history doesn't repeat itself? The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 came about because of a number of high-pro More...19 February 2013 12:07
Employment organisations have offered a lukewarm response to the Government's announcement that it is to extend its ongoing review into cutting employment red tape to look at areas such as collective redundancy, TUPE and discrimination compensation awar More...11 May 2011 16:11
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 Warning: This page is no longer updated.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
Council chiefs found to be 'under-performing' are receiving huge payoffs, before moving to other councils, the local government watchdog has found.
But the commission said the main reason for the deals - which affected almost onethird of chief exec More...16 March 2010 09:12
The employer of a City recruitment consultant, who allegedly sexually assaulted a female colleague at a company-owned West End apartment following a charity pub quiz, could face claims for compensation.
Commenting on the case, Bettina Bender, partne More...20 October 2009 17:00
XpertHR's head of salary surveys and data benchmarking Mark Crail talks to Mike Berry about salary surveys, setting out what is involved for participants and why it makes sense to take part.
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Pay earned during a constructive dismissal notice period by the employee dismissed may count towards compensation in an unfair dismissal award, the Court of Appeal ruled recently. The ruling, in the case of Stuart Peters v Bell , overturned earlie More...11 September 2009 16:30
MPs have called for the £22m left on the books of collapsed car maker MG Rover to be distributed to the company's former employees.
The money came from a car-leasing business linked to MG Rovers Capital and has been handed over to the shareholder More...01 September 2009 08:39
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has paid compensation to a former soldier left deaf in one ear following a training exercise.
Charles Bradlaugh was told to remove his ear defenders during a live firing session, to make the training scenario "battle re More...11 August 2009 09:50
This Personnel Today news round-up includes: Gender pay gap lives on Disabled man awarded £78,000 by employment tribunal Acas bid to avert transport chaos in Aberdeen Postal staff strike continues Carlisle council to sack sta More...10 July 2009 10:26
A lesbian couple who were "humiliated" by sexual jokes at work have won more than £22,000 in compensation. Saleswomen Beth Moules and Sharleen Amos, who worked at water purifier firm Aquatec, were told their relationship was "disgusting" by colleagu More...09 July 2009 13:00
Further details of the Ministry of Justice's (MoJ) plans to curb and control no-win no-fee arrangements in employment tribunal claims were given this week.
The ministry plans to give the Lord Chancellor the power, via additions to the Coroners and J More...03 July 2009 12:00
Tough new measures to force employers to pay damages awarded against them at tribunals will see bailiff-style enforcement officers knocking on employers' doors weeks earlier.
Justice secretary Jack Straw last week said high court enforcement officer More...22 May 2009 14:36
More than 1,000 workers each year fail to receive money awarded to them by employment tribunals, according to a report out today.
Charity Citizens Advice published its Justice Denied report, which showed up to one in 10 successful claimants do n More...14 October 2008 00:01
A City lawyer who won a record £13.4m claim for sex discrimination could now be in line for a £19m payout, it was revealed yesterday. Gill Switalski, claims she was subjected to an 18-month campaign of bullying, leaving her with a mental illnes More...22 April 2008 00:00
More than 300 mine workers who lost their jobs after Northumberland's last deep mine closed, will share £2m in compensation following a High Court ruling.
The miners, made redundant at Ellington Colliery in January 2005, after an inrush of water on More...13 March 2008 09:16
Private sector firms carrying out equal pay audits could leave themselves open to mass claims for back-pay, according to a 'no-win no-fee' lawyer. Andrew Vernon, consultant at Birmingham-based law firm Carvers, said only a lack of information on the More...29 February 2008 08:50
A gay Christian man who won his case for unlawful discrimination against the Church of England has been awarded more than £47,000 in compensation. An employment tribunal ruled John Reaney was discriminated against on grounds of sexual orientat More...11 February 2008 14:01
An RAF officer has won his legal claim for under-payment against his employer, the Ministry of Defence (MoD), after computer faults led to thousands of servicemen and women being underpaid. According to the Telegraph , the long-serving squadron More...05 February 2008 12:30
The government has announced the new limits that will apply for calculating compensation awards granted by employment tribunals.
The annual increases in maximum limits of compensation have been laid before Parliament under the Employment Rights (In More...04 January 2008 14:22