Employment tribunals

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.

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.

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.

Tackling bullying and harassment issues in the remote workforce

Bullying and sexual harassment have become high areas of concern for organisations operating in every industry.

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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Forstater ruling pushes employers to define discrimination

Last week's ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) which backed Maya Forstater’s right to share her controversial transgender views on social media is likely to pose significant challenges for...

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.

Employment tribunal system struggling to cope

Research from the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)? has painted a “bleak picture” of employment tribunal delays