Employment law

Tip for tat: hotel company offers tattoo incentives to workers

Hotel chain Ruby Hotels has offered its employees money towards getting tattoos as an incentive to stay with the company.

The weaponisation of data subject access requests

Data subject access requests (DSARs), often the responsibility of HR, are both costly and time consuming but the risk of being inundated is growing.

"Pushy" solicitor wins unfair dismissal tribunal

A London solicitor has been awarded £150,000 after successful claims of unfair dismissal, sex discrimination, inequality of pay and victimisation at an employment tribunal.

Why the increased demand for conflict resolution services?

Numerous factors are contributing to significant increases in demand by organisations for conflict resolution services, particularly mediation. Worryingly, organisations are also experiencing an...

Sky employee wins discrimination case against diversity officer

A Sky employee has won £14,000 in an employment tribunal after being told by her diversity officer colleague that she must have experienced discrimination because she is of Latino heritage.

Breastfeeding for working parents low on employers' support list

New parents are increasingly getting most of the support they need from employers, but support for breastfeeding is still low on the priority list.

Protected beliefs: what’s in and what’s out?

Like buses, cases on UK religious and philosophical beliefs tend to come in groups. You’ll have seen several of these in the news recently, and it’s not easy to decode what is and isn’t now protected....

HMRC anticipates billions underpaid in employment taxes

HMRC suspects large businesses have underpaid their Employers’ National Insurance contributions to the tune of £1.4 billion, according to law firm Pinsent Masons.

IR35 and zero-rights employment continues

The government has confirmed it will not align tax status and employment rights for the foreseeable future – this was one of the key takeaways from its long-awaited response to an employment status...

Pregnant worker wins unfair dismissal tribunal

A spa employee has been awarded a settlement by her former employer after a tribunal found she was unfairly dismissed for being pregnant.

Could we really see new laws on temperature in the workplace?

Earlier this week, the GMB workers' union called for a legal limit on how hot it can be in a workplace, as the Met Office issued its red weather warning for extreme heat. 

Employment tribunals – what does a win actually look like?

I listened with interest to a BBC Radio 4 programme hosted by Evan Davis on employment tribunals as part of the excellent series called The Bottom Line. For all those who are or may be involved in...

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