Employment law

Judge begins race claim against Ministry of Justice

A district judge has taken the Ministry of Justice and two senior judges to the employment tribunal for after he...

The 10 most important employment law cases in 2019

11 Dec 2019

We round up the most significant cases of the year including legal judgments on CCTV, restrictive covenants, enhancing shared parental leave, collective bargaining and more...

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Kitchen manager dismissed for food safety issues was discriminated against

9 Dec 2019

A Beefeater kitchen manager who was dismissed for food safety failings after working excessive hours was discriminated against because of...

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Physio pursues unfair dismissal claim while fighting deportation

9 Dec 2019

An NHS physiotherapist is fighting a Home Office attempt to remove her from the UK after being dismissed from her job.

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Supreme Court’s unfair dismissal ruling in Royal Mail case gives pause for thought

9 Dec 2019

This recent case should sound an alert for companies looking to dismiss staff for...

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Three hundred jobs lost at John Lewis call centre

9 Dec 2019

More than 300 jobs at an outsourced John Lewis customer contact centre have been culled as the retailer attempts to...

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Lloyd’s of London staff urged to behave during Christmas party season

6 Dec 2019

Lloyd’s of London has urged its own staff and those of its members to behave correctly at this year’s Christmas...

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General election: What should HR know about immigration proposals?

5 Dec 2019

What are the major parties proposing for immigration?

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Staff agency for top hotels discriminated against bearded Sikh man

4 Dec 2019

A Sikh man has won £7,000 after an agency which supplies staff to exclusive London hotels said it was not...

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Soldier mistaken for colleague wins race discrimination claim

4 Dec 2019

A BAME soldier who was mistaken for BAME colleague and given a scathing performance appraisal as a result has won...

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Main parties’ migration policies pose threat to NHS staffing

4 Dec 2019

Both the Conservatives’ and Labour’s migration policies would worsen understaffing in the NHS and social care, according to a report...

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Top 10 HR questions November 2019: IR35, Christmas parties and PILON

3 Dec 2019

Pending a review announced by chancellor Sajid Javid, reforms to the IR35 rules are due to be extended to the...

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UK faces university brain drain as EU academics quit posts

2 Dec 2019

The number of EU academics working in the UK to have quit their jobs has accelerated since the Brexit referendum,...

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Staff seek greater flexibility as they get older

2 Dec 2019

Employees increasingly look for a job that is tailored to their lives, rather than having to adapt their lives to...

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Department store criticised for period badges

29 Nov 2019

A department store in Japan has said it is reviewing a policy where its staff could wear badges indicating whether...

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