Author: Donna Martin

Report finds racism still a huge problem in UK workplaces

A new report has found that a significant proportion of minority workers have experienced racial harassment at work in the last five years, with many subjected to unfair treatment by the employer because of their race.

Thousands of workers to receive payslip for first time under new laws

More than 300,000 workers will be getting a payslip for the first time this month under new rules that come into effect this week.

Gender pay gap widens further in the public sector

The public sector has been unsuccessful in closing its gender pay gap this year. According to latest figures, women within the public sector are paid an average of 86p for every pound paid to men.

Former employee in ‘gig’ economy case loses his claim for £74,000 in holiday pay

A heating engineer who won a claim against Pimlico Plumbers at the Supreme Court, establishing he was a worker and not self-employed, has lost his tribunal claim for £74,000 in holiday pay.

Jess Varnish appeals against employment tribunal ruling

Jess Varnish has decided to lodge an appeal against January’s ruling in her landmark employment tribunal against British Cycling and UK Sport.

Five employment law changes to look out for this April

April is set to bring with it a fresh batch of employment law developments that employers must be aware of, and adapt to, in order to remain compliant. As the month draws ever closer employers will need to be wary of these impending changes and it would be wise to dedicate time over the coming…
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National Gallery art educators win the same rights as permanent staff

A group of art and history experts who worked at the National Gallery have won a bid to be given workers’ rights.

Police force found guilty of discriminating against white heterosexual male

A police force which rejected a “well prepared” potential recruit because he is a white, heterosexual male has been found guilty of discrimination. Matthew Furlong, 25, whose father is a detective inspector in Cheshire Police, applied to join the force in 2017.

Tribunal victory for CEO unfairly dismissed for raising tax avoidance allegations

The former CEO of a medical staffing agency who was accused of fraud and dismissed after raising concerns over financial discrepancies has been awarded £60,000 by an employment tribunal.

Supermarkets may need to pay £8 billion as Asda loses significant case

A long-fought round of legal battles between Asda and its workers regarding equal pay has drawn to a close with the workers coming out on top – a loss which could cost supermarkets around £8 billion.