Category: Employment Law

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.

Government urged to force firms to report ethnicity pay gap

According to the findings of a recent study black, Asian and ethnic minority employees (BAME) are losing out on £3.2 billion pounds a year in wages compared to white colleagues doing the same work.

Olympic cyclist’s sex discrimination case could have ‘significant ramifications’

A sex discrimination challenge brought before an Employment Tribunal this week could have ‘significant ramifications’, it has been warned.

NHS faces age discrimination challenge from 88-year-old former employee

An 88-year-old woman who was dismissed from her position at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading last year is suing the NHS for age discrimination, it has emerged.

Almost half of over-50s have experienced age discrimination at work, new study reveals

A new study published this week reveals that almost half (40 per cent) of UK workers aged 50 and above have experienced some form of age discrimination at work.