employment law

UK Government announces plans to force firms to reveal gender pay gap

February 19, 2016

In a move announced earlier this year by David Cameron, large companies will in 2018 be forced to disclose whether they are paying men more than women. Nicky Morgan, the Women and Equalities Minister, made the announcement on Friday 12 February 2016 that the Government would be looking to introduce new rules relating to the […]

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What Is A TUPE Transfer And What Should Employers Be Aware Of?

March 18, 2014

TUPE stands for the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations, something which was first passed back in 1981. This legislation is used in the UK in order to implement the European Acquired Rights Directive, and can be a complex and confusing process to many. It is basically put in place to protect the rights […]

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TV presenter wins sexual harassment claim in Employment Tribunal

January 10, 2014

A TV presenter has won her claim for sexual harassment after a camera crew were recorded insulting her whilst she was live on air. Ms Charlie Vernon, 28, who was presenting the show “Jewelry Maker” on Gems TV at the time of the incident on X. On the day in question, Ms Vernon was presenting […]

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Employment Tribunal claims fall by more than half

December 30, 2013

Figures released by the Ministry of Justice this month showed that claims for unfair dismissal (and other complaints) fell by up to 55% after the introduction of fees for the Employment Tribunal this summer. The Ministry of Justice’s most recent statistics showed a sharp drop in the number of claims made between July and August […]

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David versus Goliath: fighting for your employment rights

October 28, 2013

Guest post regarding your employment rights. Sometimes, big companies and organisations just seem intimidatingly big. They loom up in front of you, with their vast corporate structures, challenging you to take them on. When they decide to turn their negative attentions to you, what can you do? You can feel very alone and completely helpless. […]

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Ministry of Justice fined £140,000 after data protection breach

October 25, 2013

The Information Commissioner’s Officer has, according to the ICO website, fined the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) £140,000 after a serious data protection protection resulted in the details of all of the inmates at HMP Cardiff being emailed to three of the inmates’ families. The breach occurred between July and August 2011 and was only discovered […]

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Ex-Monmouthshire councillor gets redundancy payout after being offered new job

October 3, 2013

A former senior employee at Monmouthshire Council recently, according to the South Wales Argus, received his redundancy payout two years after being made redundant from his original role. Mr Andrew Keep, the former corporate director of lifelong learning and education, was made redundant in 2010 after his role was deemed to have become redundant. His […]

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Three basic employment regulations employers should watch out for

October 3, 2013

In this post we’re going to examine three basic employment regulations that employers should watch out for. This includes the following responsibilities: To provide a written statement of particulars within 2 months of the employee commencing employment To give written reasons for dismissal upon request from the dismissed employee To provide itemized payslips to the […]

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Pharmaceutical company hit with £100,000 fine after worker sprayed with toxic chemical

September 21, 2013

A pharmaceuticals company has been heavily fined after serious health and safety breaches meant that a worker was seriously injured by toxic chemicals. The employee, who was employed by Aesica Pharmaceuticals, was working on a storage tank when the accident occurred in February 2012. The tank had previously, in 2007, been taken out of service […]

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Former Leisure Centre employee makes claim after air gun put to his head at work

August 27, 2013

A former employee of Penarth Leisure Centre’s has submitted a claim to the Employment Tribunal after he alleged that he had been unfairly dismissed, bullied and harassed at work. Mr Nabeel Rahman submitted claims to the Employment Tribunal for harassment, discrimination and victimization after he was dismissed from his employment with Penarth Leisure Centre last […]

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