Employment tribunal

EAT ruling means better protection for striking staff

Employers that take disciplinary action or otherwise penalise employees who have taken part in union-organised workplace disputes risk exposing themselves to tribunal claims, an employment tribunal...

Tesco employees win landmark equal pay tribunal

The European Court of Justice has ruled in favour of Tesco workers who failed to receive equal pay for work of equal value carried out by others.

When will the employment tribunal backlog ease?

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 the outstanding employment tribunal (ET) cases were already a matter of concern, standing at a worrisome 35,653 for both single and multiple...

Why changes to interim relief could be a costly business for HR

The recent case of Steer v Stormsure has caused a stir in employment law and HR because it has potential to significantly expand the scope of interim relief applications to allow them in...

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Workplace training – getting it right

The recent case of 'Allay v Gehlen' in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) shines the spotlight on workplace training. Training is done for various reasons –including because it is a legal...

European Super League could lead to employment tribunals

The proposed European Super League threatens to breach the terms and conditions of players' contracts in the UK.

Pandemic's low pay to have long-lasting effect on retail

UK supermarket workers have been most effected by low earnings since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to The Living Wage Foundation.

The risks of coronavirus-related health and safety concerns in the workplace

In the UK, nearly half of whistleblower reports made by employees to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) between March 2020 and November 2020 related to employers’ failure to implement adequate...

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Implications of the landmark Uber judgment

A landmark judgment in the Supreme Court in February over Uber drivers’ employment status has far reaching consequences for employers.

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.