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If you are being docked money for being late for work you should read this

Paying the National Minimum Wage (NMW) is a strict legal requirement and employers that fail to do so can be hit with punitive penalties. In one case, an employment agency that laid on thousands of underpaid workers at a warehouse received a six-figure fine. Following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), it emerged […]

Top Employment Lawyer

Have you been discriminated in the workplace and are seeking advice from a top employment lawyer in London? Damian McCarthy is a top employment lawyer with over 20 years of experience, dealing with cases of all sizes and providing an extremely high standard of service. So if you need a top employment lawyer in London […]

Your employer must inform you if they want to monitor emails and messages

Workers have a right to respect for privacy in the workplace, and if an employer is going to monitor their emails and messages, the employer should (exceptional reasons aside) tell the worker that their communications might be monitored. Here, although the employee knew it was forbidden to use work computers for personal purposes, he had […]

Breaching Your Employer’s Confidentiality Can Lead to Imprisonment

Sharing confidential information with those outside their workplace can have serious consequences for employees, but many will be surprised to learn from one High Court case that such behaviour can even lead to imprisonment (OCS Group UK Limited v Dadi and Others). The case concerned a cleaning company that had lost a major contract to […]

Employment Tribunals allow litigation friends

It has for a very long time been possible for vulnerable people to be represented in court by litigation friends so that they can have proper access to justice. Now, in a decision of general public importance, that right has for the first time been extended to proceedings before an Employment Tribunal (ET). The case […]

Employment Tribunals ensure everyone has a fair hearing.

Employment Tribunals (ETs) are at the forefront of the battle to eradicate discrimination in all its forms from the workplace. It is obviously vital that they practice what they preach and that is all the more reason why they are anxious to ensure that even the most vulnerable complainants receive a fair hearing. One case […]

Human Rights Act vs Employment Law the debate goes on.

The impact of the UK’s human rights obligations on employment law is still a subject of much debate almost 20 years after the advent of the Human Rights Act 1998. In one important case, the Court of Appeal upheld a trade union’s plea that the right to freedom of association may be violated by the exclusion […]

Employment Tribunal Fees Struck Down by Supreme Court

In a resounding decision that emphasised the right of everyone to have affordable access to the justice system, the much criticised fees levied on complainants by the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal have been struck down as unlawful by the Supreme Court. The fees  which range from £390 for straightforward cases to £1,200 […]

Employment law firms in London

Have you suffered from discrimination in the workplace and seeking advice from suitable employment law firms in London? Look no further because Damien McCarthy are the employment law specialists that can help. With up to 20 years of valuable experience in dealing with cases of all sizes, we always provide an extremely high standard of […]

Employment law experts

Have you been discriminated at work or recently dismissed unfairly? Damian McCarthy are the employment law experts that can help. Specialising in complex cases to do with discrimination, dismissal claims, bullying and harassment claims, Damien McCarthy are the only highly experienced employment law experts that you need to help with your case. With many years […]