Employment tribunals

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Employment tribunal fees “severely limit” workers’ access to justice

The introduction of employment tribunal fees has “severely limited access to justice for workers”, with worrying consequences for the future...

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Tribunal watch: Age discrimination claims cost parking firm £700,000

23 Jun 2014

This week, we report on an award of more than £700,000 to 20 older drivers who were dismissed after their...

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Tribunal figures continue to record dramatic drop in claims

12 Jun 2014

The number of individual claims taken to employment tribunal dropped by 59% in the first three months of this year,...

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Tribunal fees

Tribunal claimants less likely to proceed thanks to fees, survey finds

11 Jun 2014

A Government-commissioned survey of the employment tribunal system has found that around half of claimants would reconsider proceeding with their...

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Tribunal watch: Women who complained about boss’s “fondling” win sexual harassment claim

9 Jun 2014

Two female sales executives based in London’s Mayfair will receive “substantial” awards for sex discrimination after they successfully claimed that...

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Tribunal watch: Dismissals for email and internet misuse

27 May 2014

This week, we look at some recent employment tribunal decisions in which the issue was whether or not employees accused...

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Unison general secretary Dave Prentis. Photo: REX/Geoff Pugh

Unison allowed to appeal in employment tribunal fees challenge

19 May 2014

Unison’s challenge to the introduction of employment tribunal fees will go to the Court of Appeal, after the trade union...

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Tribunal watch: Docker wins £45,000 for sexual orientation harassment

19 May 2014

A Belfast dock worker who was dismissed after reacting to homophobic abuse has been awarded more than £45,000. Stephen Simpson...

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The household name has been allowed to keep her anonymity

Tribunal watch: TV star allowed anonymity in sexual harassment claim

12 May 2014

An employment judge granted a restricted reporting order to a “household name” in a sex discrimination claim brought by the...

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Tribunal watch: Large discrimination awards against police and Ministry of Defence

6 May 2014

Employment tribunals have ordered South Wales Police to pay £230,515 compensation for disability discrimination and the Ministry of Defence £557,038...

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Equal pay claim

Tribunal watch: Male university workers win £500,000 equal pay claim

28 Apr 2014

Male maintenance staff at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David have won an equal pay claim after successfully arguing...

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Covert recordings during disciplinary procedure

Covert recording during breaks in disciplinary and grievance hearings

23 Apr 2014

In DLA Piper’s case of the week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether or not the decision makers’ private...

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Homophobia

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

14 Apr 2014

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

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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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