December, 2013 | LabourBlawg

December 2013

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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Forge ordered to pay almost £250,000 after death of worker

December 19, 2013

A forge in Sheffield has been heavily fined and ordered to pay substantial costs after a worker died in an accident at work in May 2008. Sheffield Forgemasters Steel Ltd was fined and ordered to pay costs amounting cumulatively to approximately £250,000 after it pleaded guilty at the Crown Court to breaching health and safety […]

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The Ghosts of TUPE: Past, Present and Yet to Come

December 18, 2013

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) protect employees when the business or undertaking for which they work transfers to a new employer by ensuring, amongst other things, that their contracts of employment are automatically transferred. TUPE implements the Acquired Rights Directive (2001/23/EC) (ARD) in the UK. As part of its “Red […]

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Top 10 Most ‘Stupid’ Reasons to Get Fired

December 16, 2013

Alltime10s has published a light-hearted video on YouTube showing 10 of the most ‘stupid’ reasons to get fired. Enjoy!:-

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Transsexual PC loses Employment Tribunal claim

December 16, 2013

A transsexual police officer has had her employment tribunal claim for discrimination and harassment after she claimed that she had been offended by having to “out” herself at work. PC Emma Chapman made her Employment Tribunal claims after she complained that she had been forced to “out” herself over the radio system whilst working for […]

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Tips for Improving Work Safety

December 15, 2013

Workplace safety is very important for workers and their employers. With proper safety measures in place, employers can create a safe and healthy environment that protects employees on the job. Employers also gain financial benefits by practicing workplace safety. For example, employers see a reduction in costs associated with workplace incidents, which include lost wages, […]

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Are Consumers Too Protected?

December 12, 2013

Consumers in the United States benefit from a host of laws designed to protect their interests against those of manufacturers, producers, and other providers of goods and services who may seek to take advantage of them. Fair trade practices and laws passed on the federal and state level have been in existence since 1848, when […]

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Injury at work results in heavy fine for factory firm

December 11, 2013

An accident at work has resulted in a Staffordshire manufacturing firm being heavily fined by the Stafford Crown Court after it pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety regulations. Marling Leek Limited was fined £35,000 and ordered to pay the costs of the prosecution after one of its employees, Mr Andrew Thomas, shattered his arm […]

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