Employment tribunals

Homophobia

Tribunal watch: Gay man greeted with “hello darling” and limp wrist gesture

An employment tribunal ordered an employer to pay £2,000 after finding that a manager’s comments about the claimant’s sexuality, including…

Early conciliation

Early conciliation and tribunal fees – the changing landscape for employment disputes

9 Apr 2014

From 6 May 2014, those seeking to bring an employment tribunal claim must first contact Acas so that an attempt at early conciliation can be made…

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Employment tribunals: 15 unusual forms of harassment

8 Apr 2014

Harassment is traditionally thought of as a man’s unwanted actions towards a woman, or comments that are offensive to a…

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Financial penalties at employment tribunal

What will new financial penalties at tribunals mean for employers?

7 Apr 2014

This month marks the arrival of new financial penalties that employment tribunals can impose on losing employers. Mayer Brown’s Chris…

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The employee who was “winding down” to retirement was shocked to have his contract terminated

Tribunal watch: £22,000 award against council following flexible retirement confusion

7 Apr 2014

An employment tribunal has ordered Perth & Kinross Council to pay more than £22,000 to a long-serving employee winding down…

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Podcast: Employment tribunals empowered to impose financial penalties of up to £5,000 from 6 April 2014

4 Apr 2014

From 6 April 2014, in addition to ordering an employer to pay compensation to a claimant, a tribunal may impose a financial penalty of up to £5,000 on an employer where there are “aggravating factors”.

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Equal pay

Tribunal watch: Female prosecutors could get £1m following equal pay win

31 Mar 2014

The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) in Northern Ireland could have to pay 15 female prosecutors up to £1 million after…

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Tribunal watch: Black pub worker told St Patrick’s Day hat made him “look like a pimp”

24 Mar 2014

A black pub worker has claimed that he was racially harassed after a manager told him that he “looked like…

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April 2014 legal changes for employers

April 2014 employment law changes – a six-point checklist

24 Mar 2014

Every spring, along with warmer weather and lighter evenings, comes the latest instalment of legislative change for employers and 2014…

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Tribunal claims plummet after introduction of fees. Photo:REX/Andy Paradise

Tribunal claims plummet after introduction of fees

13 Mar 2014

The introduction of employment tribunal fees has led to a huge reduction in cases with only one tribunal claim in…

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Conciliation

Can early conciliation succeed where dispute resolution procedures failed?

12 Mar 2014

Consultant editor Darren Newman asks if the new early conciliation process can avoid the unforeseen litigation over the detail that…

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No discrimination against Christian dismissed for how she shared belief

11 Mar 2014

In DLA Piper’s case of the week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) examined the dividing line between the innocent expression…

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Police forces to appeal against decision that wide use of A19 retirement rule was age discrimination

10 Mar 2014

A weekly round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported the previous week. In the week beginning 3…

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Equal pay

Tribunal watch: South Lanarkshire Council settles long-running equal pay claim

3 Mar 2014

A weekly round-up of links to stories about employment tribunals reported the previous week. In the week beginning 24 February…

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Lord Sugar lost his bid to recover legal costs from former Apprentice winner Stella English after she lost a contructive dismissal claim against him. Photo: REX

When is it worth making tribunal cost claims?

28 Feb 2014

Burges Salmon’s Sarah Embleton and Natalie Jeffries discuss the recent changes to employment tribunal rules that give employment judges more…

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