Entries by damian

Sacked Maritime Armed Guard Has Compensation Hopes Boosted

When losing parties read an Employment Tribunal (ET) decision, fairness demands that it should be clear to them exactly why they have failed. In one case where that did not happen, a maritime armed guard who was sacked after failing to get on with a client won a fresh chance to prove that his dismissal […]

Think-tank Report Says UK Agency Workers Are Exploited

Christmas 2016 will see an estimated 340,000 UK workers employed for temporary work via agency contracts which provide only minimal legal protection against unfair treatment in the workplace. This revelation is part of the research from a new think-tank report conducted by the UK Resolution Foundation that reveals details of its eighteen-month investigation into how […]

Dorchester Hotel Criticised Over New Grooming Rules for Female Staff

The Dorchester is certainly one of the most luxurious hotels in the UK, but no business should be powerful enough to dictate how female staff groom their bodies as the renowned hotel intends to do. A list of the rules the business expects its female staff to abide by has caused a considerable backlash due […]

Employee Claims Sex & Race Discrimination for Not Bowing to Her Employer

The globally renowned Korean business Dongbu Daewoo Electronics has been taken to tribunal by a female employee who claims she was subjected to acts of sex and race discrimination. Mrs Misook McDonald, who is representing herself at tribunal, was allegedly demoted from her job as a financial manager because she did not bow to her […]

Homelessness Charities in Transfer of Undertakings Test

Four charity workers whose roles were shifted from one employer to another during a consolidation exercise will suffer no ill effects in terms of their pay and conditions after convincing a tribunal that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) applied to their cases. The four were employed by charity A, which […]

Should The UK Allow Payment for Whistleblowers? 

The negative connotations attached to whistleblowing can have disastrous impact upon a worker’s career after they make their disclosure should no legal protection scheme exist for them. Many of these whistleblowers will faced with the possibility that potential future employers form a negative view of their character based on the decision to disclose an workplace grievance. Some alterations have […]

TUC Report Claims Tribunal Fees Prevent Workers Seeking Justice

An announcement by The Trade Unions Congress (TUC) has detailed how the number of UK workers actively reporting acts of discrimination and unfair dismissal in the workplace has dropped by a large margin since it was ruled in 2013 that claimants must pay mandatory tribunal fees. The statistics produced by TUC shows the total number of claimants […]

Concession Against Discrimination Granted to Social Care Whistleblowers

Following a recent government concession, whistleblowers who work in child social care roles will be granted protection against whistleblowing. The goal of establishing a protection scheme for whistleblowers who seek employment within child social services was initially proposed by the Labour peer Lord Wills, and the plan was quickly sanctioned as part of the Children […]

Sacked Director’s Novel Wrongful Dismissal Claim Can Proceed to Trial

In a case that broke new legal ground, a former company director has been granted permission to pursue a wrongful dismissal claim in conjunction with unfair prejudice proceedings under Section 994 of the Companies Act 2006. The man was sole director of a restaurant bookings company that merged with another. He entered into a service […]

Tesco Accused Of Pay Discrimination By Workers

Seventeen Tesco employees are taking legal action against the supermarket giant on grounds that the corporation has committed pay discrimination by reducing the pay of workers contracted to work unconventional shifts, such as weekends, bank holidays and nights. This change began in February 2016 following the introduction of a new pay deal that was arranged […]