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A third of businesses expect the four-day week to become a reality in the next ten years, new research shows

A third of businesses expect the four-day week to become a reality in the next ten years, new research shows

New CIPD research shows that a third of respondent organisations (34%) think the four-day week will become a reality in the UK for most workers within the next ten years. However, only a small minority ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton November 25, 2022

Polish private jet company worker loses race discrimination claim after being called ‘gypsy’

Polish private jet company worker loses race discrimination claim after being called ‘gypsy’

In the case of Mr L Kabzinski v Vistajet International Limited a Polish private jet company worker has lost a race discrimination claim after a colleague told him 'you're fired - there's no gipsy work ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton November 23, 2022

Pharmacy assistant gets £10k payout after unfair dismissal

Pharmacy assistant gets £10k payout after unfair dismissal

In Miss M Yule v Health Hut Professionals Limited an employment tribunal has ruled that a pharmacy assistant is entitled to £9,867 from her former employer after it found she had been unfairly dismissed. The award ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton November 24, 2022

MPs support the employment relations (flexible working bill)

MPs support the employment relations (flexible working bill)

Currently, under Part VIIIA of the Employment Rights Act 1996, employees with at least 26 weeks’ continuous service have the right to request a change to their working hours, times or location and have that ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton November 21, 2022

Football mania - managing employment issues during the World Cup

Football mania - managing employment issues during the World Cup

The World Cup has begun and could present some challenges for employers to navigate but could also be an opportunity for employee engagement. Many employees will be following the tournament and employers will need to ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton November 21, 2022

The moral impact of ignoring applicable employment laws

The moral impact of ignoring applicable employment laws

If money can buy you out of having to observe employment law, does the moral compass of your funders become the real source of justice? The US and UK legal systems are very different, but ...

Article by Jo Martin, UK Employment Partner - Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP November 17, 2022

Supreme Court rules on the calculation of holiday pay

Supreme Court rules on the calculation of holiday pay

The Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA) defines a ‘week’s pay’ as the worker’s average weekly renumeration in the period of 52 weeks ending on the last day of a week on which the calculation is ...

Article by Tom Draper, Rena Magdani, Kevin Poulter and Matt McBride, Employment Partners - Freeths LLP August 14, 2022

Driving examiner wins unfair dismissal claim after driving student home after failing test

Driving examiner wins unfair dismissal claim after driving student home after failing test

In the case of Mr H Wilkinson v Driver And Vehicle Standards Agency Mr Wilkinson is a former police traffic officer. Following his retiral from the police service, he obtained employment as a driving examiner. One ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton March 14, 2022

ICO outlines its new employee monitoring guidance

ICO outlines its new employee monitoring guidance

The ICO has issued draft guidance on monitoring at work, which aims to provide greater regulatory certainty and protect the data protection rights of employees and workers. Once approved, this will replace the guidance set ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton October 25, 2022

Bank worker wins £22,000 compensation for unfair dismissal after being called by boss while off sick and told to remove cake pictures posted on FaceBook

Bank worker wins £22,000 compensation for unfair dismissal after being called by boss while off sick and told to remove cake pictures posted on FaceBook

In Ms V Lindsay v Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) a bank worker has been awarded £22,000 after her boss rang her while she was off sick to ask her not to post pictures of ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton November 9, 2022