In the case of Thompson v Informatica Software Ltd Mr Thompson was employed as Vice President UK & Ireland which is the UK arm of the Informatica International corporate group, a software development firm, which has its headquarters in California and operates in approximately 80 countries. His principal focus was on sales. At the time of his dismissal, he had four direct reports and was responsible for a sales and pre-sales team comprising 41 employees. A significant proportion of the earnings of the sales teams was commission on sales.
3 December 2021
In the case of Lewis v The Benriach Distillery Company Limited, David Lewis was employed as a Fork Lift Truck Driver in the dry goods warehouse in Newbridge. He had continuous employment with the company between 5 January 1998 and 25 February 2021. At the beginning of February 2021 Mr Lewis’ son took a Covid test after suffering from a cough which Mr Lewis did not really believe. While his son was waiting for his test results Mr Lewis went to work as usual.
2 December 2021
Carers UK has published new research ‘Supporting carers at work: opportunity and imperative’ which showed that whilst some employers were more supportive of carers within their workplace, a significant proportion of carers were at risk of reducing their working hours or giving up work altogether if they did not get the right support measures in place.
1 December 2021
The latest report from the CIPD shows there has not been an increase in job insecurity and that most of those in the non-permanent category, which includes the self-employed, are choosing non permanent employment because it suits their lives or working preferences.
30 November 2021
In the case of Robert Corrin v Department of Infrastructure a bus driver who was sacked after an accident that saw his runaway single-decker crash into a house in Onchan has been awarded £60,000 in compensation.
29 November 2021
The Financial Times and City AM have reported that Ernst Young, one of the big four accounting firms, is facing a backlash from staff after allowing a partner to retain his job after sexually harassing a junior female colleague on a company ski trip.
26 November 2021
In the case of London Borough Of Hammersmith And Fulham v Keable an employee from the council’s Environmental Health Department was unfairly dismissed for serious misconduct arising out of comments he made in a conversation with another individual when they each attended different rallies outside Parliament.
25 November 2021
A Durham University Business School study has found that parents who feel ashamed when something at work calls into question their parenting role, are less productive than those who do not feel ashamed. The research, by Dr Yingli Deng alongside colleagues from other universities around the world, looked to understand how parents perceive the balance between childcare and work responsibilities. They explored whether parents felt shame when others criticised their parenting at work and how this might then affect their work productivity.
24 November 2021
The President of the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) has said that increasing ethnic representation is one of his key topics of focus. Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) has come to the fore during the pandemic as the pandemic has highlighted inequalities in the UK. 7 in 10 businesses want to increase D&I activities in the next 2-3 years.
23 November 2021
In the case of Ms H Cassidy v The Daimler Foundation Ltd, Hazel Cassidy is a schoolgirl who was employed by The Daimler Foundation as a waitress on a part time basis. The Daimler Foundation is a charity. It operates an Equestrian Centre at which it has a café and restaurant.
22 November 2021