Employment Law in the UK

UK law blog posts regarding employment law in the UK. Useful for employment lawyers and clients of employment law solicitors.

Upcoming CPD Seminars for Employment Lawyers

December 2, 2015

Looking for extra CPD hours? Needing to top up your team’s knowledge and expertise? These employment seminars may be of particular interest to you: Employee Share Schemes – The Key Issues Manchester, 7 December 2015 Bristol, 10 December 2015 London, 19 January 2016 Certificate in Employment Law London, 24 February 2016 The Taxation of Termination […]

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Scottish Government commits to scrapping Employment Tribunal fees

September 4, 2015

The Scottish Government announced last week in its Programme for Government (a precursor to the SNP manifesto for Holyrood in 2016) that it would abolish fees for Employment Tribunals, a radical move away from the UK Government’s policy on Employment Tribunals since it came to power in 2010. In this article we will look at the history […]

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Changes to UK Employment Law April 2015

April 14, 2015

We’re now in the start of the new tax year and there have been various significant employment law changes in the UK, including the introduction of shared parental leave, statutory shared parental pay, adoption leave changes, new surrogate parents rights, statutory requirements for maintaining registers of trade union members and more. Clyde & Co summarise […]

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The Changes to UK Parental Leave That All Parents Should Know About

March 21, 2015

One of the things that make employment law one of the most challenging yet vital areas of the UK legal system is the frequent changes made to legislation. As of April 2015 there will be a series of new changes regarding parental leave rights, which will be known as Shared Parental Leave (SPL). It’s vital […]

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To Whistleblow or not to Whistleblow?

November 26, 2014

It is a question that probably crosses the minds or most workers at some point in their working lives. Say you are aware of your employer flouting health and safety regulations and putting your health, and those of your colleagues, at risk. What do you do? Do you blow the whistle or sit back and […]

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Perth and Kinross Council settle disability discrimination case with former solicitor

November 19, 2014

A former employee of a Scottish council has settled a legal action against her former employers after she won various claims at a tribunal hearing. Valerie Gauld, a solicitor who formerly worked at Perth and Kinross Council, brought claims for disability discrimination and unfair dismissal in the Employment Tribunal against the council after she was […]

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G4S security guard wins Employment Tribunal claim after he was made a “scapegoat”

October 5, 2014

A former security guard at HM Treasury has won his claim for unfair dismissal against his former employer after it was found that he had been made a “scapegoat” for the failings of the firm. Mr Wilfred Onyia brought legal claims against security firm G4S after he claimed he was forced to resign last year […]

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Disabled woman wins Employment Tribunal claim over toilet issues

April 16, 2014

A disabled mother-of-three has won her claim for discrimination in the Employment Tribunal after it was found that her employer had failed to make reasonable adjustments to the workplace to accommodate her disability. Mrs Karen Sharpe, 44, who has the neurological condition multiple sclerosis (MS), made her Employment Tribunal claim after she had a dispute […]

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US policewoman wins $5.7 million after being sexually harassed at work

March 24, 2014

A former St Louis police officer has been awarded millions of dollars by a court after she succeeded in her claim that she had been harassed and discriminated by fellow officers on the police force. Tanisha Ross-Paige, a former canine officer in the St Louis police force, made her claims for sex discrimination, sexual harassment, […]

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Former deckhand wins compensation after boss threatens to stab him

March 18, 2014

A former deckhand has won compensation in the Employment Tribunal after a director of the firm that employed him threatened to stab him to death and throw him over the side of the boat, according to the Grimsby Telegraph. Mr Dean Wilbourne-Kay started work with Access Offshore Marine Limited in June 2012 as a deck […]

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