Fire and rehire crackdown "lacks bite", unions say

The government’s new statutory Code of Practice on the use of fire and rehire tactics has been criticised for not going far enough to deter employers.

The Post Office scandal proves we need to listen to grievances now more than ever

The recent Post Office scandal drama has been difficult viewing for audiences across the UK. Watching bad things happen to good people makes us all feel angry and uncomfortable, and the reality is...

Firm featured in viral firing video slammed for poor HR practice

An IT service company has been heavily criticised for poor practice and lack of clarity after a former employee filmed herself being fired and posted it to social media.

How an employer can turn a loss into a win at a tribunal

Employers often ask if they’re going to win a claim. Even if a tribunal finds that an employee has been unfairly dismissed, if the amount they award the employee is less than you were willing to pay,...

P&O Cruises owner flip-flops on fire and rehire

Cruise operator Carnival UK was embroiled in a fire and rehire controversy last week (23 November), after it made legal provision to fire more than 900 UK-based crew and rehire them on less favourable...

Nationwide’s return-to-office mandate backfires with £350,000 tribunal bill

Nationwide Building Society has been ordered to pay more than £350,000 in compensation to a former employee who was made redundant after refusing its return-to-office (RTO) mandate.

Musk's pledge to pay legal fees for employees treated “unfairly” could create jobs

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur announced via a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, in early August that he will help people treated “unfairly” by their employer due to posts they have put...

British Museum sacks employee accused of artefact theft

Former curator at the British Museum, Peter John Higgs, 56, has been dismissed following the disappearance of jewellery, gems and precious metals spanning more than three millennia of history from the...

Posties fired for tea breaks at pub

In Wirral, six postal workers have been fired in a dispute reportedly involving having tea and coffee at pubs while on their break, according to the the Communication Workers Union (CWU).

Ryanair chief pilot sacked over sexual harassment allegations

Ryanair former chief pilot Aidan Murray has reportedly been dismissed for repeated sexual misconduct following an investigation by the airline.

Care whistleblower wins dismissal case following “witch hunt”

Gillian Holland, a former carer at Zion Care was found to be wrongfully dismissed in 2020 after raising concerns about neglect.

East of England Ambulance Service wrongful dismissal case lands £49,000 payout

The East of England Ambulance Service has been forced to pay £49,314 to a former paramedic after wrongfully dismissing him for assault allegations.