Employment tribunal

Uber loses Supreme Court battle resulting in drivers classed as workers

Uber drivers in the UK will now be entitled to the national minimum wage, holiday pay and rest breaks after being officially classed as workers rather than self-employed by the Supreme Court.

Coronavirus redundancies increase employment tribunals

The number of claims received by employment tribunals has jumped 27% in the last year to 42,392, according to employment law firm GQ Littler.

Equal pay complaints cause 12% of employment tribunals

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the UK’s Equal Pay Act, yet employment tribunal records suggest that employers still have a long way to go before it’s aims are achieved.

Remote working and social distancing challenges: investigations, grievances and disciplinary processes

As the COVID-19 crisis continues employers are turning their attention to the emerging employment issues for which there is no playbook, such as conducting procedures in the context of remote working...

Will zero-hours contracts become the norm?

Employers across the economy are contending with workforce and operational challenges at a scale unknown in our lifetime.

Bolt facing worker’s rights employment tribunal

Former Bolt driver Andrei Donisa has claimed the transport platform underpaid him and then dismissed him for refusing to take enough fares

DWP ‘shocked’ by own disability tribunal record

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has reportedly lost more employment tribunals for disability discrimination than any other employer in the UK since 2016

Legal-ease: TUPE's application to workers

According to a recent employment tribunal case the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (‘TUPE’) do apply to workers

No employment tribunal claims dismissed in 2018/19, adding to backlog

Employment tribunals could cease to be as effective if judges do not exercise their power to dismiss unlikely claims early, according to a partner at law firm GQ|Littler

Female BBC journalist wins equal pay tribunal

The case may encourage other women to raise issues, as there are around 20 similar cases in the tribunal system

Tribunals and lower courts must be restricted after Brexit

The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) is concerned that allowing lower courts and tribunals to depart from retained EU law will lead to uncertainty

Uber attempts to be free of employee responsibility

Ride-hailing company Uber is reportedly trying to establish a new category to exonerate itself of any responsibility for its employees