In the case of Groom v Samuel Smith Old Brewery Paul and Rachel Groom were told to visit a cashpoint and draw out £480 from their wage to reimburse Samuel Smiths for gaps in stock, a tribunal heard.
30 November 2022
In Nikolay Nikolov v Craigatin House & Courtyard Limited a former employee of a bed and breakfast has been awarded £1,085 in outstanding holiday pay after he brought a case against his former employers before the Employment Tribunal.
29 November 2022
In the case of N Morgan v Arriva Rail London Ltd Mr Morgan started work for Arriva Rail in May 2015. Since 2016, he has been employed as an Information Controller. Mr Morgan identifies as being of black Caribbean descent.
28 November 2022
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 of firms have moved towards the four-day week to date by reducing hours without reducing pay for their employees, or plan to do this over the next three years.
25 November 2022
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.
24 November 2022
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 for you' – as a tribunal ruled the jibe was a 'jovial' reference to Borat.
23 November 2022
A Scottish chipboard manufacturer has been fined £2.1m after health and safety failings led to the death of an employee.
Norbord Europe, now part of Canadian firm West Fraser, was found guilty of two breaches of health and safety law at Perth Sheriff Court at the beginning of November.
22 November 2022
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 clearly communicate their expectations and boundaries.
21 November 2022
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 request considered by their employer in line with a statutory Code of Practice. Employers are currently obliged to respond to such flexible working requests within three months.
21 November 2022
New research by the Living Wage Foundation demonstrates that, despite the number of workers earning below the real Living Wage standing at the lowest it has been in 10 years (3.5 million), this is a ‘lull before the storm’ with the number of jobs paying below the real Living Wage forecast to jump to 5.1 million next year as wages continue to lag behind inflation amid the cost-of-living-crisis.
18 November 2022