n the case of Miss C Leitch v CIS Services Limited Charlotte Leitch joined the firm, which designs, installs and maintains customer information and security systems in the rail industry, as an administrative assistant on May 21, 2021.
5 January 2023
In the case of Tracie Shearwood v Lean Education and Development Tracie Shearwood, a worker at Lean Education and Development in Dudley, West Midlands, England, lost her job as a result of "enormously" infuriating the company's managing director, Maxine Jones, by going out for a meal with two co-workers "at the height" of a crisis for the company.
4 January 2023
In the case of Ms E Kalhor v The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth Ms Kalhor was employed as an Outpatient Administration Clerk. Her role involved a variety of duties including welcoming and registering visitors, invoicing and taking payments, liaising with nursing staff. Her line manager was the Patient Services Manager with whom it was said she had a strained relationship.
3 January 2023
Challenger bank Atom has made a four-day working week permanent after a successful trial over the past year.
In November 2021, the app-based bank introduced a four-day working week for its then 430 employees, with no change on salaries. This came after flexible working, introduced during the Covid-19 lockdown, proved a success.
2 January 2023
In the case of (1) Mr T Jeurninck (2) Mr M Scatena v Piatto (London) Ltd (in liquidation) a gay restaurant worker and his husband have won more than £120,000 after their homophobic boss referred to him as a ‘waitress’.
30 December 2022
In Mr M Gillard v Minster Law Limited a long-serving law firm worker dismissed last Christmas brought his claim four days late and so was out of time, an employment tribunal has found.
29 December 2022
In the case of Mr. J Hamilton v North East Lincolnshire Council Mr Jack Hamilton was dismissed from Grimsby Crematorium after leaving some of a pet’s ashes in the cremator for a fortnight before another cremation took place. He was also found to have deliberately pushed the pet remains to the back of the cremator in an apparent attempt to conceal this.
28 December 2022
The Scottish Government has launched a new strategy, ‘A Fairer Scotland for All: An Anti-Racist Employment Strategy’ outlining the steps it will take and how it will work with employers to help make Scotland’s workplaces more diverse, fair and inclusive.
23 December 2022
Employment analysis: A total of 17,822 claims were received by employment tribunals and 12,608 claims were disposed of, in the period from July to September 2022 (Q2 2022–23), with almost 500,000 claims outstanding at 30 September 2022, according to statistics published by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) in its latest quarterly report. Compared to Q2 2021–22, overall employment tribunal receipts decreased by 19%, disposals increased by 6% and caseload outstanding decreased by 3%. To assist with the outstanding backlog of claims, the MOJ also announced £2.85m funding and an increase to the days that judges can sit in employment tribunals.
22 December 2022
In Mrs R Bonney v Medway NHS Foundation Trust and Mr D McLaren a hospital trust wrongfully ousted an under-pressure project manager from her role after implying she was incompetent and "not up to the challenge".
21 December 2022