Category: Employment Law

Almost a quarter of new dads miss out on paid paternity leave

Nearly one in four new fathers did not qualify for statutory paid paternity leave in 2018.

Tribunal rules that employee was unfairly dismissed for announcing pregnancy three weeks after starting new job

A pregnant office worker was unfairly dismissed after she announced that she was pregnant three weeks after starting a new job, an employment tribunal has ruled.

Court of Appeal: Employers can enhance maternity pay but not shared parental pay

 Employers can enhance maternity pay, but only offer statutory shared parental pay for partners, the Court of Appeal rules.

Former female RBS employee wins equal pay case

A former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) employee has won an equal pay case against the company, with Britain’s largest trade union, Unite, warning that they could be open to more claims.

BBC accused of exploitation over an unpaid job advert

The BBC has been accused of exploitation following a job advertisement looking for seven candidates to work for free.

Government urged to tackle maternity discrimination

The government has been urged to tackle maternity discrimination or face further increases in pregnant women and mothers being forced out of work.

Report highlights record number of workers still paid below minimum wage

According to a report conducted by the Low Pay Commission (LPC), a record number of UK workers are still being paid below the minimum wage.

NHS to ban gagging orders for whistleblowers according to Health Secretary

The National Health Service (NHS) is soon to ban gagging orders for whistleblowers according to the Health Secretary Matt Hancock following a recent employment tribunal ruling.

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.