A Tribunal hearing that ruled an employee was fairly dismissed for refusing to wear a face mask at work, highlights the importance of employers carefully considering and clearly communicating the rules on wearing PPE in the workplace, Faye Reynolds, employment lawyer at law firm Lodders has warned.
14 April 2021
Statutory family-related pay and statutory sick pay will increase - the weekly rate of statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental and parental bereavement pay increases to £151.97. The weekly rate of statutory sick pay increases to £96.35 from 6 April 2021.
14 April 2021
Work from home and work at home are used interchangeably. However, with the new remote work laws and Acts in place across the globe, the mistake of using them interchangeably may cost you an expensive lawsuit and compliance challenges.
13 April 2021
The Supreme Court has upheld the Court of Appeal's decision that a predominantly female group of supermarket retail employees can compare themselves with a mainly male group of distribution depot employees for the purposes of an equal pay claim in Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley and others.
12 April 2021
In the case of Master v Springfields Fuels Mo Master was falsely accused by his colleagues of having extremist Islamic views. Mr Master had been employed in the workshop of Springfield Fuels in Preston, Lancashire, which produces fuel for nuclear power plants.
12 April 2021
n the case of Roseberry Care Centres v Jackson the Claimant was dismissed by the Respondent and brought various claims. The ET upheld complaints of detriment done on the ground that the Claimant had made protected disclosures, wrongful dismissal and unfair dismissal, but it rejected a complaint that the dismissal was for the reason, or principal reason, that the Claimant had made protected disclosures.
10 April 2021
In the case of Mr D Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting Mr Rodgers worked in a large warehouse with around 5 other people. He has a child with a chronic condition and said that he did not feel safe coming into work during the first national lockdown because of his fears of catching COVID-19.
9 April 2021
In the case of Mr G Smith v Pimlico Plumbers, Gary Smith, an engineer who claimed he was owed holiday pay by Pimlico Plumbers, after the Supreme Court ruled that he was a worker and not self-employed, has been unsuccessful in his latest claim for backdated payments.
8 April 2021
In the case of Mr J Choudhury v Gatehouse Bank Joynal Choudhury, head of real estate at Gatehouse, sued the bank for unfair dismissal after he was made redundant in a company restructuring in August 2019.
7 April 2021
In the case of Mr S Pointon v Alpha Omega Securities Steve Pointon, who was 36 when he was first diagnosed with kidney cancer, is now in line for compensation after being told to ‘grow up’ and asked why he thought he deserved to have ‘every weekend off’.
6 April 2021