Employment Law Advice Solicitors

HSBC announces further job cuts

April 23, 2013

HSBC have announced further cuts in its drive to structure its UK operations. HSBC announced on Tuesday that it would be looking to implement up to 3,166 job cuts in the UK, mostly from its wealth management division. The announced cuts are part of HSBC’s continuing attempts to drive down costs in its three-year cost-cutting […]

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Managing health and safety in the workplace – an introduction

March 26, 2013

Health and safety in the workplace is a prevalent issue for employers and is a constant theme in the media (see the recent – and probably justified – coverage of the “triangular flapjack whack rap claptrap”). We’ll therefore take a brief introductory look at an employer’s health and safety obligations in the workplace. What are […]

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Former Stobart truckers make unfair dismissal claims in the Employment Tribunal

February 26, 2013

The News and Star reports that two former Stobart truck drivers have made a claim to the Employment Tribunal after they were made redundant last year. David McKain and Geoffrey Smitham, both from Whitehaven, were made redundant from the Lillyhall depot in Cumbria in 2011 after the company started to experience some financial difficulties in […]

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Schroders trader arrested as part of FSA insider dealing probe

February 10, 2013

An equity trader at Schroders was arrested in January on suspicion of insider dealing, reports the Financial Times. The Financial Times confirmed in January that an equity trader at Schroders as well as four other persons were arrested as part of the Financial Services Authority’s ongoing escalation of its investigations into insider trading in the […]

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Man wins age discrimination claim after being referred to as “Yoda”

January 21, 2013

An employee has won his age discrimination and unfair dismissal claim against his employers after he was nicknamed “Yoda” and made redundant. Mr Nolan, a service team leader at Evans Halshaw Motorhouse Workshop, complained to an Employment Tribunal that he had been discriminated against and unfairly dismissed after he was made redundant in February 2012. […]

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11 civil servants lose jobs because of social media use

January 14, 2013

The Guardian reported last week that eleven civil servants in the Department for Work and Pensions have lost their jobs in the last couple of years because of their interaction with social media and blogs at work. The information emerged last week after a Freedom of Information request had been made to the Department for […]

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New age discrimination claim being pursued against television channel

January 11, 2013

A report in today’s Guardian newspaper outlines that Mr John McCririck is pursuing an Employment Tribunal claim against Channel 4 and IMG Sports Media after he was dropped from the presenting team of Channel 4’s flagship racing programme. Mr McCririck, 72, has been involved with the Channel 4 horse racing programme, Channel 4 Racing, for […]

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Employees should be allowed to carry out Trade Union activities in the workplace

January 4, 2013

The Socialist Worker recently reported on an Employment Tribunal claim involving a Trade Union activist and her employer, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (“EHRC”). Her employer attempted to stop her from carrying out Trade Union-related strikes and protests against cuts and outsourcings made at the EHRC last year. She therefore issued an Employment Tribunal […]

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