Category: Employment Law

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.

What happens if my business doesn’t get health and safety right?

Businesses of all shapes and sizes need to ensure that they are acting in accordance with appropriate health and safety laws at all times. It makes good business sense to protect your employees from the outset and to avoid absences, additional insurance costs and management time which may otherwise be lost investigating a breach.

8,000 workers to strike over equal pay

As many as 8,000 workers will go on strike today in Glasgow due to a “lack of progress” on equal pay claims, it has emerged.

Major review uncovers workplace discrimination and harassment at Save the Children

A major review has found that more than a quarter (28 per cent) of people working for prominent charity Save the Children have encountered discrimination or harassment at work.

Number of Employment Tribunal claims lodged with MoJ triples year-on-year

In the three months between April and June 2018, the number of Employment Tribunal claims lodged with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) more than tripled year-on-year.

Study sheds light on ‘ethnicity pay gap’ in the NHS

NHS doctors and consultants from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are paid almost five per cent less than their white counterparts, an eye-opening new study reveals.

Employment Tribunal awards £12,000 to worker sacked over rare eye condition

In recent days, an Employment Tribunal has ordered craft beer company Brewdog to pay a sum of £12,000 to a former employee who was sacked after doctors told him he was about to lose his eyesight.

Engineers win Employment Tribunal challenge after being made redundant without notice

A group of engineers who were dismissed without notice when the company they worked for went into administration have been awarded 90 days’ pay at an Employment Tribunal.