The Government’s controversial plans to start charging for the use of the currently free Employment Tribunal system have (finally) met a challenge. UNISON, one of Britain’s biggest trade unions, will lodge an application for a Judicial Review in the High Court against the fees which are due to come into force at the end of […]

Were you dismissed or made redundant?

?So you weren’t fired, you were made redundant?? For the average member of the public (if such a thing exists), being made redundant isn’t the same as being dismissed or sacked but, legally speaking, it’s one and the same. Some people think that they can’t do anything about it if they’ve been made redundant and […]

Employment Tribunal Drama

If you are a potential claimant or respondent in a Tribunal claim or simply a glutton for punishment then you could do worse that give this recent BBC Radio 4 drama a listen. It gives an insight into the experience of what it is like and deals with issues of unfair dismissal, redundancy and discrimination […]

TOO LATE? Responding to Tribunal Claims

Employment Tribunal Claims might be enough to bring some employers out in a cold sweat, especially the smaller employer with no experience of such matters which might lead to despair and serious concerns over costs and what compensation might have to be paid. This sometimes can lead to a bury-your-head-in-the-sand attitude and the do-nothing approach […]

Another Fine Mess for Employers!

The Government’s new Entrepise & Regulatory Reform Act 2013, along with a host of other Employment Tribunal reforms including fees for Claimants and capping compensatory awards, will bring in powers for judges to fine employers who are found to have breached any worker’s rights such as unfair dismissal, unlawful discrimination etc. This comes into effect […]