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.

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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UK has lowest number of public holidays within G20

March 7, 2014

The UK now has the lowest number of national public holidays of all major economies (G20 group of leading economies), with just eight public holidays compared to an average of 12 across the G20 economies, according to research by Von Essen, the leading providers of tax advisory services to international contractors. The UK is even […]

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Employment Tribunal makes order for costs of £117,000

March 4, 2014

A barrister’s chambers has reported that the East London Employment Tribunal has made an award of costs against a Claimant of over £100,000 – the largest single costs award against an individual in the Employment Tribunal on record. Ely Place Chambers has reported that an award of costs was made against Dr Makanjuola in the […]

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Using No Win No Fee Agreements For Employment Law Claims

February 7, 2014

Have you been treated badly at work? Do you wish to make a claim against your employers in order to get the compensation you deserve? This is all well and good, but what happens if you can’t afford to make a claim? The thought of solicitors’ fees and charges for going through the claims process […]

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Termination Settlements: Employee Options

February 4, 2014

Employees who experience difficulty at work can frequently feel crushed and despondent; they may even be declared unfit to work by their GP due to workplace stress. Individuals frequently feel it unjust that their only option is to ‘walk away’. The current financial climate has been credited for increasing workplace tension, as employees are driven […]

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How Employment Law deals with the Entertainment Industry

January 30, 2014

Employment law can be something of a minefield when dealing with the entertainment industry. By its very nature, with its need to respond to consumer/viewer demands, contracts have tended to be short term in nature. However, where major television networks are concerned, there is something of a duality at work. On the one hand, networks […]

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Bristol City Council heavily fined after workplace injury to employee

January 21, 2014

Bristol City Council has been heavily fined by the courts after a worker was seriously injured in an accident at work in 2012. The 51-year-old worker (who does not wish to be named for personal reasons) was working for the Council as a park keeper in Netham Park, Bristol when the accident occurred on 30 […]

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Lecturer claims unfair dismissal in Employment Tribunal after alleging biased redundancy

January 20, 2014

A lecturer who was made redundant from a top London university in 2012 has made a claim to the Employment Tribunal after alleging that his redundancy was ‘rigged’. Dr Fanis Missirlis was employed as a lecturer in cell biology at Queen Mary’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences until he was made redundant in June […]

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Business’ Employment Tribunal appeal rejected as out of time

January 13, 2014

A Plymouth-based firm has been told that it is out of time to appeal against an Employment Tribunal judgment after a former employee won a claim against it, the Plymouth Herald has reported. The Glassblowing House Limited, which ran the Glassblowing House restaurant in Plymouth, lost an Employment Tribunal case brought against it by former […]

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Employee’s constructive dismissal claim rejected by Employment Tribunal

January 9, 2014

A former joinery worker has lost his claim in the Employment Tribunal after an Employment Judge ruled that his employers had not breached his contract of employment through their actions. Mr Martin Tiddles worked for MMR Limited – a joinery firm – as a labourer until he resigned from his job on 29 January 2013 […]

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