Employment law

SFO vs Petrofac: lessons from a compliance perspective

On 4 October 2021, Petrofac Limited was sentenced following guilty pleas to seven counts of failing to prevent bribery. Petrofac must pay a fine of £47 million by February 2022 and a further £29.5...

Amazon: new legal challenge could cost firm £140 million

Law firm Leigh Day has launched a potentially £140 million compensation claim on behalf of Amazon drivers working as 'delivery service partners'.

Mental health professionals ask employers to implement a right to disconnect

Almost half (45%) of employees have reported they feel they have to reply to work messages outside of working hours.

Part-time work tops coronavirus tribunal complaints

Complaints relating to part-time working regulations have risen by 767% since the pandemic, topping the list of tribunal causes that have seen the steepest increase over the past 18 months.

Morrisons to cut sick pay for unvaccinated, isolating employees

Supermarket chain Morrisons has come under fire after outlining a policy that will mean unvaccinated employees are not entitled to sick pay if they have to self-isolate.

Charity slams Employer Checking Service

The Work Rights Centre (WoRC) has called on the Home Office to overhaul its Employer Checking Service, citing poor wording, lack of clarity and outdated information.

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.

Employers risking fines for National Minimum Wage breaches

Businesses are at increased risk of landing heavy fines for unintentional National Minimum Wage (NMW) breaches, according to Grant Thornton UK.

Is a permanent furlough scheme a possibility for the UK?

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has repeatedly called on the government to introduce a permanent furlough scheme to deal with future events or crises where government financial support is needed. The...

Government extends digital right to work checks to 2022

Employers carrying out right to work checks will be able to continue doing them digitally until 5 April 2022 following updated government guidance.

Asda porter dismissal demonstrates need to support disabled workforce

An Asda supermarket porter with 30 years’ service, who was dismissed following his breach of the retailer's staff smoking policy, is bringing a claim to the Employment Tribunal.