The Department of Health and Social Care have announced that local authorities will be encouraged to target testing at people who are unable to work from home during the national lockdown. Expansion of asymptomatic testing will identify more positive cases of COVID-19 and ensure those infected isolate, protecting those who cannot work from home and vital services.
26 January 2021
A former manager at Royal Mail has been awarded £230,000 after his complaints about bullying and discrimination were not adequately addressed, contributing to a decline in his mental health and his subsequent dismissal.
25 January 2021
Kingsley Napley immigration partner Ilda de Sousa outlines the key considerations for employers recruiting and retaining overseas talent under the UK's new points based Immigration system
22 January 2021
A motor industry employee has been sentenced to eight months' imprisonment, suspended for two years, in a prosecution brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office. Kim Doyle, who worked for the RAC, transferred personal data to an accident claims management firm without authorisation.
21 January 2021
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has entered into a legally binding agreement with the EHRC after a former DWP employee won her claim of direct discrimination on the basis of age and race, racial harassment and victimisation.
20 January 2021
Three police officers at Hampshire Constabulary’s serious organised crime unit (Socu) have been sacked for gross misconduct after their ‘lads’ pad’ was secretly bugged following concerns raised by a whistleblower.
19 January 2021
The question for a tribunal is not whether there has been a diminution in the work requiring to be done. It is the different question of whether there has been a diminution in the number of employees required to do the work.
18 January 2021
Investigated between 2016 and 2018, 139 named companies failed to pay £6.7 million to over 95,000 workers in total, which is a breach of employment law. The offending companies range in size from small businesses to large multinationals who employ thousands of people across the UK.
14 January 2021
Rule 78 of the ET rules provides for ET’s to make a costs order of either a specified amount not exceeding £20,000 or the whole or a specified part of the receiving party's costs, as determined by a detailed assessment by the county court or an employment judge.
13 January 2021
A claim for interim relief can be made to an ET where an individual believes they have been dismissed for one of a list of specified reasons including acting as a health and safety rep, engaging in lawful trade union duties or whistleblowing.
12 January 2021