Employment tribunals

Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: 10% of women were discouraged from attending antenatal appointments. Photo: Mito Images/REX

54,000 new mothers forced out of jobs every year

Around 54,000 new mothers a year lose their jobs through pregnancy and maternity discrimination, according to research by the Equality...

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Responding to an employment tribunal claim: Five tips for employers

23 Jul 2015

When an employer receives an employment tribunal claim, it needs to act quickly and carefully to put itself in the...

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Select committee launches tribunal fees inquiry

22 Jul 2015

A select committee of MPs has launched an inquiry into court and tribunal fees, to assess whether or not their...

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Why so few financial penalties for aggravated breaches of employment law?

14 Jul 2015

Only three penalties have been imposed against employers for breaching their legal obligations “with aggravating features” since they were brought...

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Half of early conciliation cases avoid tribunal

7 Jul 2015

Almost half of claimants who have used the Acas early conciliation service in the year since it launched have avoided...

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Unison tribunal fees appeal: still no firm judgment

18 Jun 2015

Unison's challenge to the introduction of fees in the employment tribunal continued last week in a two-day hearing at the Court of Appeal.

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Government launches review of employment tribunal fees

12 Jun 2015

The Government has announced its review of employment tribunal fees, which it says will result in recommendations for any changes...

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Are ET claims going up? Yes but no but yes but no but … whatever!

Shared from on 2 June 2015

On Monday afternoon, I was happily wandering through a series of dimly-lit rooms, admiring some rather fine naked bodies in all manner of unlikely poses, when a series of tweets by #ukemplaw tweeps alerted me first to one, then to another, and then to a third news report, each announcing new hope for Britain’s work-starved […]

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Under the plans, decisions made at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg would not be binding on UK courts. Photo: F1 Online/REX

The future of the Human Rights Act and implications for employment law

27 May 2015

Today’s Queen’s Speech stopped short of a legislative plan to scrap the Human Rights Act, but it did confirm government...

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Tribunal watch: Employment tribunals get tough on early conciliation requirement

26 May 2015

Two recent employment tribunal decisions, upheld by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), suggest that tribunals will take a dim view...

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How much guidance is an employment tribunal expected to give a litigant in person?

13 May 2015

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered if a tribunal panel had been wrong for...

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Tribunal watch: Complaint about “tosser” insult not protected disclosure

11 May 2015

An employment tribunal has given short shrift to a claim that a complaint about a line manager’s rudeness to a...

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Eleven former BT workers received undisclosed amounts from BT following a "bungled" redundancy exercise. Photo: Kevin Foy/REX

Tribunal watch: Flawed redundancy consultation with BT staff

5 May 2015

An employment tribunal has awarded compensation to the former employees of a BT subsidiary for the failure to carry out...

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Election 2015: Employment tribunal fees come under scrutiny

22 Apr 2015

A dramatic reduction in employment tribunal claims since the introduction of fees has led to calls for reform from opposition...

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Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna wants to abolish the current tribunal fees system. Photo: CALYX/REX

Labour will “abolish the tribunal fee system”, says manifesto

2 Apr 2015

Labour has confirmed that it would abolish the current tribunal fees system with the publication of its workplace manifesto: A...

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