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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 fe
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Public Interest for Whistleblowing Case on Breach of Contract

As of  25 June 2013 , under S.43B (1) of the Employment Rights Act 1996, public interest disclosures had to be “in the public interest” to qualify for protection. In Parkins v Sodexho Ltd the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s (EAT) ruling was reversed due to the ‘in the public
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Landmark whistleblowing case contemplates “public interest” test

  Chesterton Global Ltd (t/a Chesterton Humberts) and another v Nurmohamed, case was heard by the Court of Appeal. The case holds great importance for future whistleblowing cases. The appeal was heard in the Royal Courts of Justice on 8 June. In case of terms in considering when
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2017 General Elections : Effect on Employment Law

  This year’s general elections have a greater importance for employment law than in in recent years. The winner of these elections will lead negations of Brexit and hold more authority on domestic legalisation such as employment law. The importance is evident in both labour and
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New Gender Pay Gap Reporting

New Legislation in Effect As of the 6th of April it became Law for employers in Great Britain with over 250 staff to record and publish four types of figures annually on their own website and on a government website. The four types of figures are: Gender pay gap (mean and median avera
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Article 50 effects on UK Employment Law

United Kingdom’s (UK) employment law stands to feel the effects article 50 triggering, the same way the whole legal system will be taking note. After Britain’s ambassador to the EU Tim Barrow delivered the formal notice the UK’s plans to leave EU under the Article 50 of th
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Redundant NHS Executive Wins Right to Higher Rate Pension

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A senior NHS executive who was made redundant just short of her 50th birthday has had her pension rights upheld by the Court of Appeal.
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FCA Data Shows Whistleblowing Claims Drop Again

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Stats from the FCA reveal the number of employees making whistleblowing claims across the financial industry has fallen for a second year.
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Workplace Bans on Religious Symbols and Dress

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The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that in some circumstances employers can ban staff from wearing Islamic head-scarfs.
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Holiday Pay and Unearned Commission – British Gas Refused Right to Appeal

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An appeal by British Gas has been rejected on grounds that the Working Time Regulations 1998 can be used to interpret EU holiday pay rights.
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