Employment tribunal

Deadline passes for care workers to receive mandatory first jab

Under new rules effective from 11 November, all those working in Care Quality Commission-registered, adult care-home in England must be fully vaccinated or be medically exempt.

Major rise in race discrimination claims in 2020

Employment tribunals in the UK saw a 48% rise in the number of race discrimination claims in 2020, according to new data stemming from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

The UK needs a legal definition of self-employment

In the UK, there is no statutory definition of self-employment set out in legislation, whereas the other two tiers of employment status, employee and worker, are defined under the Employment Rights...

What do employers need to prove in defending discrimination claims?

A legal case involving Royal Mail last month serves as a reminder to be aware at all times of how discrimination claims work in practice.

Supreme Court dismisses Royal Mail discrimination case

A Royal Mail postman who applied, and was turned down, for several managerial and technical roles within the company accused his employer of racial discrimination.

Employment tribunals at breaking point

Employment tribunals are functioning at a snail’s pace, according to a survey from the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA), threatening access to justice for both workers and employers.

IR35 regs highlight need to clarify employment status

HR has been warned that HMRC are likely to challenge the status of more consultants following changes to IR35 regulations.

How to avoid employment tribunals on post-pandemic return to work

As the UK economy slowly reopens, businesses are still in the throes of planning for a return to the office. However, we are not returning to the same environment or way of working we left and that...

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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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