Diabetic Bus Driver wins claims

BUS DRIVER UNFAIRLY DISMISSED AND UNLAWFULLY DISCRIMINATED AGAINST FOR HAVING TIME OFF WITH DIABETES A London bus driver has been awarded almost ?57,000 in damages at an employment tribunal following his unfair dismissal and disability discrimination after developing diabetes. David Hoggett was employed by Abellio London Limited and reported sick after being diagnosed with Type […]

Recent Employment Legal Cases

WHEN DOES EMPLOYMENT ACTUALLY BEGIN? In the recent EAT matter of Koenig v The Mind Gym Judge Langstaff P (sitting alone) held that for the purposes of calculating continuity of employment, work outside a contract of employment cannot count towards service under a contact of employment. In that case, the Claimant was dismissed by the […]

And the whistle goes….

Whistleblowing and the impending law change The final whistle may have gone on the football season but we are just about to kick off the changes to the current whistleblowing laws? which now sit in the Employment Rights Act 1996. The 3 key changes will be: Employers vicariously liable for other employees who victimise whistleblowers. […]

IMPORTANT LAW CHANGES FROM APRIL 2013

As if you didn?t already know, 2013 means major changes in Employment Law!   Last year brought us an increase of the 1 year threshold for (normal*) unfair dismissal claims to 2 years thereby, in theory reducing the number of possible claimants and as we announced more good news for employers is on the agenda […]

Owed Money By An Employer?

If you feel that your last employer owes you money in unpaid remuneration and you have been unsuccessful in recovering it yourself, you can make a claim to the Employment Tribunals. This may take various forms Unpaid wages Unpaid bonus Unpaid commission payments Unpaid notice payment Unpaid holiday entitlement However, you need to act quickly. […]

Settlement agreements

The Government’s proposals for facilitating the use of settlement agreements are expected to come into force, in Summer 2013. Employers will be able to offer a settlement agreement at any time, irrespective of whether there is an existing dispute, with neither party being able to refer to the fact that an agreement has been offered […]

Employment Tribunal Fees

Summer 2013 will bring changes in the following areas: Employment Tribunal fees to be introduced Fees will be charged for issuing and hearing tribunal claims and for various applications made during tribunal proceedings. Level 1 fees for simpler claims will be ?160 (issue) and ?230 (hearing). Level 2 fees for more complex claims including unfair […]

Discrimination & Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act incorporates the same discrimination legislation ie: age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity. These are now called ‘protected characteristics’. The Act however goes further and extends protection to characteristics that were not previously covered by the old separate statutes. It […]