Entries by damian

Tribunal Grants £1.2 million Compensation To NHS Surgeon

A top heart surgeon who found himself on the receiving end of discrimination in the workplace after speaking out over a number of controversial failings within the NHS has been awarded a massive £1.2 million at an employment tribunal. This ruling was granted to Dr Mattu a full fifteen years since he initially expressed his […]

Former Co-operative Group Employee Claims Unfair Dismissal For Whistleblowing

Co-operative Group has faced legal action from a former company executive who claims the organisation embarked upon a “deliberate campaign” to compromise her reputation following an act of whistleblowing in which she expressed concerns over what she believes is the company’s malpractice and poor governance. Kathleen Harmeston was employed as procurement director of Co-operative Group […]

How Might Employment Law Change During 2016?

Not since 1996 has a Tory government been had the power to make changes to UK employment law, and there has not been a time in recent memory when so many vital issues underway that could alter the direction of employment law. Here is an general overview of several of the key changes that will […]

New Guidelines For Treating Transgender Employees

The issue of treatment towards transgender employees has long been a controversial one in employment law. Until recently there was no defining notion of how transgender concerns should be handled by employers, but now, as transgender issues are becoming ever more vocal in UK society, government guidance is reflecting this. Nicky Morgan, the UK Minister […]

Lock v British Gas Trading: The Case That Could Change Holiday Pay

The recent tribunal case of Lock v British Gas Trading involved British Gas employee Mr Lock appealing a 2014 ECJ decision that denied his commission payments to be part of his holiday pay. Mr Lock’s successful reversal of the ECJ ruling may have significant changes to the entire UK legislation of whether commission should count […]

NHS Apology Given To West London Mental Health Whistleblower

The most prominent mental health trust in the UK has been forced to admit wrongdoing over its treatment of a whistleblower who spoke out over alleged bullying and harassment occurring at the trust. The NHS has now acknowledged that Dr Hayley Dare’s claims were made in good faith and in the interest of the public. […]

Homosexual Priest Loses Sexuality Discrimination Claim

A gay clergyman who claims he was denied the right to become a hospital chaplain after marrying his lover has lost a discrimination case against the Church of England. Canon Jeremy Pemberton claims that in addition to being denied career opportunities he was also harassed by his bishop, Richward Inwood, due to his personal dislike […]

UK Government Demands Change On Recruitment Racism

Labour market discrimination has long been a serious issue throughout UK employment law, but a newly established government scheme is now challenging this thanks to a rule that no longer necessitates students include their name(s) on applications they make for either employment or educational positions. The intention of this is to eradicate the likelihood of […]

FCA Announces Major New Whistleblowing Policies For Financial Sector

Recent announcements made by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) have revealed big changes are ahead for how whisteblowing is dealt with within the financial industry. The key change introduced by the FCA involves lenders and insurers will now being monitored by financial industry watchdogs who they must report to with information on any case they […]

Lloyds Trader Claims He Was Fired For Whistleblowing

A tribunal case involving alleged unfair dismissal due to whistleblowing is underway against Lloyds Banking Group. Former foreign trader, Paul Carlier, has accused the bank of forcing him into redundancy after he publicly revealed details of a currency trade with Tesco supermarket. Speaking at the recent London employment tribunal, Mr Carlier claimed he was dismissed […]