Coughing in employee's face was harassment, tribunal finds

A boss of a car sales property business who deliberately coughed in an employee’s face during the Covid-19 pandemic has been ordered by a tribunal to pay the employee £26,000.

Police PA unfairly dismissed amid superiors’ dispute

Employment judges have found that a Merseyside Police superintendent’s personal assistant (PA) was unfairly dismissed and discriminated against, amid being "caught in the crossfire" of a dispute...

Labour’s first 100 days: What HR wants from IR35 and tax

The new UK government should urgently review IR35 and tax for umbrella companies, according to our commentators.

Apple employee unfairly dismissed for photos of “teenage-style crush”

Tech giant Apple unfairly dismissed an employee who took two photos of a female colleague, a tribunal has ruled.

Labour's first 100 days: What HR wants from employment law

The Labour Party has pledged to introduce its 'new deal for working people' within its first 100 days in government. The party’s election manifesto stated that current employment law was “not fit for...

Charity's racist sick pay policy sent employee to food bank

A charity was ordered to pay a black employee £15,000 for direct race discrimination after it paid her less sick pay than other employees. 

Workplace investigations: when to bring in outside help

What should businesses consider when conducting a workplace investigation?

Tata Steel and Unite reach agreement to postpone strike action and site closure

Unite union and Tata Steel have agreed to postpone strikes and the closure of the Port Talbot steelworks while they engage in discussions over the site's future.

Mother awarded £90k for sex discrimination after job offer withdrawn

An employment tribunal awarded £90,000 to a mother for sex discrimination, after her employer asked her children’s ages during an interview and later withdrew her job offer.

Sainsbury’s manager wins tribunal over International Men’s Day post

Daren Cooper, a manager at Sainsbury’s supermarket, has won a disability harassment claim after he was not included in an ‘International Men’s Day’ post sent to colleagues and published on LinkedIn.

"Banter" slurs against salespeople was racial harassment, tribunal rules

Sales advisers were racially harassed, a tribunal has ruled, after a manager used racial slurs against them and another manager excused the behaviour as "banter".

SNP manifesto: What HR needs to know

The Scottish National Party (SNP) released its manifesto yesterday (19 June 2024) ahead of the UK general election on 4 July. The SNP manifesto highlights workers’ rights, tax and immigration.