Employment Law

Index items here on employment legislation, employment-related topics and case law that is not covered by any of the sub-categories OR within Employee Relations or Diversity and Equality or Health, Safety and Well-being and any of their sub-categories.

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    Coleman v Attridge Law

    The claimant in this case was not disabled but had a disabled son for whom she was the primary carer. She claimed her employer had directly discriminated against her in breach of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA...

    Tradition Securities and Futures v Fariad

    Twin sisters brought claims of sexual, racial and religious discrimination. As some allegations involved sexual misconduct, the EAT made a full restricted reporting order. The claimants wanted the restriction confined to...

    Tribunal compensation limits raised

    The maximum tribunal award for unfair dismissal will increase from £63,000 to £66,200 next year. The limit on a “week’s pay” for calculating compensatory awards will go up from £330 to £350 at the same time. The annual increases...

    Roofdec v O’Keefe

    A tribunal award of £34,614 unfair dismissal compensation included a 10 per cent reduction for O’Keefe’s failure to mitigate his loss up to the hearing. The EAT said the deduction should have been much greater and cut the...

    Employment tribunal payouts reach record levels

    Employment tribunals paid out a record £32 million in 2006/7, figures show. The sum, revealed by a freedom of information request from a newspaper, shows a continued rise in payouts from 2004/5, when the figure was £25 million...

    Dickins v O2 provides a timely reminder of the risks of stress

    For a stress claim based upon an employer’s negligence to succeed, the employee needs to establish that the employer breached its duty to take reasonable care of employees’ health and safety in the workplace. The employee...

    Rogue bosses avoid paying tribunal money

    One in 10 successful tribunal claimants are never paid the money they are awarded, a report from Citizens Advice has found. Of the 15,000 tribunal cases every year that go as far as final settlement, 1,500 of the claimants...

    Rogue bosses escape paying tribunal money

    Rogue employers are getting away with not paying the money due to successful tribunal claimants, a report from Citizens Advice has found. One in 10 successful tribunal claimants are never paid the money they are awarded...

    'We need to listen to people more than we do'

    To say that Tony McCarthy, who heads up people and organisational effectiveness at British Airways, is a busy man is an understatement. And to say that BA is a company that litters the headlines of the national press – often...

    How far can employers go in protecting pay?

    Recent years have seen thousands of equal pay claims filed in employment tribunals against public sector employers. The latest decision from the Court of Appeal arose from ongoing claims against Redcar & Cleveland and...