Category: Employment Law

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.

Schoolgirl ‘sexually harassed’ by supervisor wins Employment Tribunal challenge

A schoolgirl who challenged her supervisor at an Employment Tribunal on grounds of sexual harassment has been awarded almost £15,000 in damages.

Employers urged to do more to tackle age discrimination

Age discrimination is becoming a serious problem in UK workplaces, as too many employers are operating “outdated” and “inflexible” employment models, a new report claims.

‘Freelance’ art educators challenge National Gallery in latest gig economy employment row

A group of ‘freelance’ art educators and lecturers who claim to have been unfairly dismissed are to challenge London’s National Gallery at an Employment Tribunal, it has emerged.

Supermarket worker sacked over Facebook post wins unfair dismissal case

A Sainsbury’s supermarket employee who was sacked over a controversial social media post was unfairly dismissed, an Employment Tribunal has found.

Amazon faces worker status battle over ‘self-employed’ delivery drivers

Online retail giant Amazon has been targeted with a legal challenge over the worker status of its delivery drivers in the UK, it has emerged in recent days.

Employers urged to address mental health in the workplace

New research published by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) in recent days suggests that UK employers need to do more to address mental health issues in the workplace.

Figures show record number of underpaid workers

The number of underpaid workers in the UK has more than doubled since 2016/17, according to official figures.

Employers urged to be more flexible with understanding of religious beliefs

Equalities Minister Victoria Atkins is warning businesses to be more understanding about the religious beliefs of their employees ahead of new official guidance that will crack down on ‘non-secular intolerance’.