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Government announces increases to statutory payments in April 2020

Government announces increases to statutory payments in April 2020

The Department for Work and Pensions has published a paper setting out proposed increases to statutory payments which will apply from April 2020. Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay, Statutory Shared Parental ...

Article by Makbool Javaid January 26, 2020

Heat of the moment comment about shooting a colleague did not justify dismissal

Heat of the moment comment about shooting a colleague did not justify dismissal

In Pemberton v Timpson Limited, P’s team leader (TL) suggested to P during a telephone call that the business might be able to cope without replacing an individual who had just been dismissed. P said: ...

Article by Makbool Javaid February 4, 2020

Acas have published new guidance on suspending an employee from work

Acas have published new guidance on suspending an employee from work

Acas has published new guidance on suspension, where an employee continues to be employed but does not have to attend work or do any work. The guidance covers suspension as part of a disciplinary procedure, ...

Article by Makbool Javaid June 26, 2018

£92,000 awarded for discrimination arising in consequence of depression-related anger 

£92,000 awarded for discrimination arising in consequence of depression-related anger 

In Flemming v EEAS NHS Trust, F had a heart attack and subsequently suffered from an anxiety depression disorder, caused by a failure to be able to return to work where he perceived the employer ...

Article by Makbool Javaid September 29, 2019

Parental bereavement leave and pay coming into force on 6 April

Parental bereavement leave and pay coming into force on 6 April

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 will come into force on 6 April 2020  by way of the Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations 2020 and the Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (General) Regulations 2020. The ...

Article by Makbool Javaid February 2, 2020

MoJ publish tables showing maximum and average ET awards 2017/8

MoJ publish tables showing maximum and average ET awards 2017/8

The MoJ have published Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal Tables 2017 to 2018 which provide a breakdown of the awards made by tribunals for unfair dismissal and the discrimination jurisdictions. The maximum and average ...

Article by Makbool Javaid October 10, 2018

Saying “I won’t be back” in the heat of the moment was not a resignation given the circumstances

Saying “I won’t be back” in the heat of the moment was not a resignation given the circumstances

In Rae v Wellhead Electrical Supplies Limited, Ogg, the Finance Director, had not processed salary increases that R, the MD, had promised to staff. R got angry, threw his keys on Ogg’s desk, shouted, “I ...

Article by Makbool Javaid February 18, 2020

£346,000 awarded for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination

£346,000 awarded for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination

A teacher, whose claims for constructive dismissal and disability discrimination were upheld by an employment tribunal, has been awarded £346,000 compensation. Wales Online report that an ET had ruled last year that Nicola Sinclair (S) ...

Article by Makbool Javaid February 7, 2017

Government publishes new proposed statutory parental payments rates and SSP for 2019/20

Government publishes new proposed statutory parental payments rates and SSP for 2019/20

The Government has published the proposed new benefit and pension rates for 2019 to 2020. From April 2019 the standard rate for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP), Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP), Statutory ...

Article by Makbool Javaid December 4, 2018

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Amendments to employment tribunal fees in force from 6 April

The Courts and Tribunals Fees (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2014 amends the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013 from 6 April 2014 to rectify a drafting error in the 2013 Order where ...

Article by Viola Lloyd March 26, 2014