Employment law blog

Volunteer settles Employment Tribunal discrimination claim

January 6, 2013

A disabled woman has settled her Employment Tribunal claim against the London Organising Committe of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (“LOCOG”) after a recent Court of Appeal decision. Ms Tracy Part, 42, started volunteering for LOCOG in their catering department last year, working primarily in the Athletes Village prior to the start of the […]

Read the full employment blawg post →

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 […]

Read the full employment blawg post →

Should I submit a grievance at work?

December 17, 2012

If you think that you’ve suffered some form of detriment at work then you may wish to take action to complain about this and (if you think that the problem will recur) stop the same thing happening again. Whether you’ve been bullied, harassed, discriminated against or had your contract breached there should be a grievance […]

Read the full employment blawg post →

Compensation limit in unfair dismissal claims to be increased in 2013

December 16, 2012

The annual increase in the limits on particular Employment Tribunal awards and other amounts payable under employment law legislation have been announced by the Ministry of Justice. The limit on a week’s “gross pay” (which is used to calculate statutory redundancy payments and the “Basic Award” in unfair dismissal cases) has been increased from £430 […]

Read the full employment blawg post →

Employment Tribunal shouldn’t substitute own view for that of the employer

December 11, 2012

In this post we’re going to take a look at the “range of reasonable responses” test in unfair dismissal claims and examine (in particular) what this test is, how it should be applied by the Employment Tribunal in unfair dismissal cases, and when a decision of the Tribunal may be open to challenge on this […]

Read the full employment blawg post →

Can I be suspended from work without pay?

November 7, 2012

If you’ve been suspended from work or think that you may be suspended from work then one of the first things that you’ll want to find out (apart from, obviously, what the potential consequences of your suspension are) is whether you’re being suspended on pay or not. This post will address this issue and offer […]

Read the full employment blawg post →

5 tips on whether an employee should compromise their unfair dismissal claim

November 1, 2012

Does the employee have a potential unfair dismissal claim? What prospect of success does their unfair dismissal claim realistically have? What’s a reasonable value for the employee’s potential unfair dismissal claim? How much is the employee being offered in the compromise agreement? Is the termination of the contract of employment acrimonious or not? Does the […]

Read the full employment blawg post →

Is suspending you from work fair?

October 25, 2012

If you’ve been suspended from work or think that you might be suspended from your workplace because of allegations made against you then this could be a stressful and confusing time for you. Being suspended from work often means that there are potentially serious allegations being made against you. This could result in disciplinary sanctions […]

Read the full employment blawg post →

“I’ve been dismissed for failing to take a drugs test. Is this fair?”

October 24, 2012

If you’ve been dismissed for failing to take a drugs test then whether the dismissal is fair or not depends on a range of factors. This includes (among other things) whether a fair investigation was carried out, whether a fair disciplinary procedure was undertaken, and whether your employer’s decision to dismiss you fell within the […]

Read the full employment blawg post →

Recording a grievance meeting at work

October 8, 2012

If you’ve submitted a formal grievance to your employer then it’s likely that you’re unhappy with some aspect of your workplace. Whether your grievance relates to the way you’ve been treated at work, your colleagues’ attitudes to you or your workload it can often be a stressful and confusing time. Employees often distrust how their […]

Read the full employment blawg post →