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People regularly working from home up by 27% in last decade

People regularly working from home up by 27% in last decade

TUC analysis shows 374,000 more employees are working from home than 10 years ago, a 27.7% increase in the number of homeworkers in the last decade. 1.7 million people now regularly work from home, of ...

Article by Makbool Javaid December 2, 2019

£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

Poor appraisal rating arose as a consequence of fatigue caused by kidney disease

Poor appraisal rating arose as a consequence of fatigue caused by kidney disease

In Cunningham v Financial Conduct Authority an ET upheld C’s claim of discrimination because of something arising in consequence of his disability under S.15 of the Equality Act 2010. C is a qualified barrister, employed ...

Article by Makbool Javaid October 29, 2019

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

Vento bands for injury to feelings awards updated to account for RPI

Vento bands for injury to feelings awards updated to account for RPI

The Employment Tribunal Presidents have updated the Vento bans, which apply to compensation awards for injury to feelings, to account for changes in the RPI All Items Index published in March 2018. For claims presented ...

Article by Makbool Javaid April 10, 2018

Defamation may not be a public interest disclosure qualifying for protection

Defamation may not be a public interest disclosure qualifying for protection

In Ibrahim v HCA International Ltd, an ET struck out I’s claim of detriment because of whistleblowing after he had disclosed that he had been the subject of false rumours and been treated badly by ...

Article by Makbool Javaid December 8, 2019

Ending job share was indirect discrimination as not a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim

Ending job share was indirect discrimination as not a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim

In McBride v Capita Customer Management Limited, the employer ended M’s job share because it required the role to be performed on a full-time basis. The employer conceded that the requirement to work full-time and ...

Article by Makbool Javaid October 25, 2019

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

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More businesses using Acas for workplace advice

Acas have highlighted that the 2011 Workplace Employment Relations Study (see above), found more businesses with five or more employees wanting expert advice with a 29% increase in managers using Acas since the 2004 survey. ...

Article by Viola Lloyd January 30, 2013