employment law

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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Wiccan wins Employment Tribunal claim for discrimination

December 30, 2013

A Hemel Hempstead business has lost its defence against an Employment Tribunal claim made by a former employee after it was held that the employee had been unfairly dismissed and discriminated against. Ms Holland, a former employee of the Londis shop in Shenley Road, Hemel Hempstead, made her Employment Tribunal claim after she was sacked […]

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Can a worker who is in the United State illegally receive workers compensation?

December 28, 2013

The question of whether illegal immigrants are eligible to receive worker’s compensation benefits is complex.  The status of persons in the United States illegally is tenuous.  The rules regarding illegal immigrants are in flux and vary from state to state and from situation to situation.  However, the basic dilemma for working illegal immigrants is that […]

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Street Peril Doctrine: Worker’s Compensation Claims for Employees who Work in the Field

December 22, 2013

Many jobs require that employees spend more time out of the office than in the office. Employees travel to meet with customers, to go to work-sites, complete work-related errands, and attend meetings.  Unfortunately, in the course of these off-site excursions, occasionally employees are injured.  However, according to a Providence worker’s compensation attorney, not all such […]

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Lesbian employees wins £7,500 compensation after being discriminated against at work

December 2, 2013

A lesbian employee has successfully sued for sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace after her boss plied her with pornography in the course of employment. Ms Coleen Rowntree worked for Knauf UK as a forklift truck driver from 2008 until she resigned from her job in 2011. After resigning she subsequently made an employment tribunal […]

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Employment Status – Halawi v World Duty Free (UKEAT/0166/13)

November 28, 2013

An individual’s employment status determines their rights, obligations and their employer’s responsibilities. Despite the obvious importance of the question of employment status, it is not an easy one to answer. It is impossible to set down a clear set of criteria that definitely determines an individual’s status as the area is highly fact sensitive. However, […]

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How Much Do You Really Lose When Injured at Work?

November 27, 2013

No one is immune from the possibility of being injured at the workplace. No matter how many safety features are in place, these unplanned accidents can still occur. After a serious injury, you are likely to incur a lot of added expenses due to your injury. Most of the time, the employee does not even […]

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Virgin Media worker loses Employment Tribunal claim after erratic behaviour at Christmas party

November 20, 2013

A former Virgin Media employee has lost her claims for unfair dismissal and race discrimination in the Employment Tribunal after she was sacked this year for allegedly insulting and harassing her coworkers at a Christmas party. Ms Tracy Cordiner worked for Virgin Media Limited at their Birmingham city centre base until she was dismissed for […]

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Banker labelled “crazy miss Cokehead” wins Employment Tribunal claim

November 5, 2013

A successful female banker who was forced out of her job after being labelled “a major car crash” and a “cokehead” has won her employment tribunal claims for sexual harassment, victimisation, sex discrimination and unfair dismissal against a major eastern European bank, The Mail Online reports. Miss Svetlana Lokhova worked for Sberbank – the biggest […]

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