Category: Employment Law

Scaffolding firm fined over health and safety failings

A scaffolding company has been heavily fined over a number of health and safety failings which emerged after a new employee sustained work-related injuries.

Chief exec faces up to £1 million in fines over attempts to identify whistleblower

A chief executive at a prominent high street bank who took a number of steps to uncover a ‘whistleblowing’ employee is facing up to £1 million in fines.

Should employers who offer enhanced maternity pay also offer enhanced shared parental pay?

In a recent case concerning employers’ responsibilities in terms of shared parental pay, an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that a company’s decision to refuse a new father enhanced pay while on shared parental leave did not constitute discrimination.

What happens if my employee is underperforming?

From time to time, employers are likely to run into problems with a member of staff who is no longer living up to their full potential.

NHS employers urged to consider ‘next steps’ to reduce workplace discrimination

A new report into the experiences of black and minority ethnic (BME) workers has called on NHS employers to improve fairness in the workplace.

Important changes to termination payments just around the corner

Next month, important changes to termination payments will take effect – and employers need to be aware of these changes and how they will affect payments in lieu of notice (PILONs).

Employment Tribunal finds prison workers who raised safety fears were unfairly dismissed

An Employment Tribunal has found that two UK maintenance workers who raised health and safety concerns over changes to their work at a Liverpool prison were unfairly dismissed.

Number of single Employment Tribunal claims received up by 90 per cent

New data unveiled by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in recent days has revealed that the number of single Employment Tribunal claims received shot up significantly in the final quarter (Q4) of 2017.

Tribunal ruling leading to unrest

A number of BBC presenters could be facing bills for thousands of pounds in backdated tax after HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) won a key Tribunal ruling against a Ms Christa Ackroyd.

Case will impact on employment law

A Supreme Court hearing later today (20 February) will have “significant ramifications” on employment law for a number of industries, including the media, the health service and the construction industry.