In the case of Mr Lewis Smith v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd Mr Smith suffered from 'shy bladder syndrome' which left him too nervous to go to the loo when Network Rail called him in for a random check. He told a tribunal that he said he wasn't trying to dodge it and even offered to carry out a blood test - but still he was fired for refusing to take part.
25 March 2022
Nautilus International has issued a letter to P&O Ferries, informing management that the Union is now in a formal dispute with the company. The letter states:
“Further to the announcement of about 800 'redundancies' made yesterday morning (17 March 2022), Nautilus International now considers itself in dispute with P&O Ferries.
24 March 2022
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had huge impacts on all aspects of life in the UK, including the world of work. Initially younger workers were the hardest hit, but as restrictions eased, a new picture has emerged – the apparent disengagement of many older workers.
23 March 2022
The CIPD has published its latest evidence review which investigates the key drivers of bullying and incivility and makes key recommendations to help shut down unwelcome behaviour quickly. It’s paramount that line managers and people professionals have the confidence to tackle these workplace issues and provide essential wellbeing support for their staff.
22 March 2022
In the case of D Topping v Stepping Stones Nursery (Hoddlesden) Limited Darci Topping was employed by Stepping Stones Nursery in Hoddlesden when she found out she was expecting her first child in March 2020. She informed her employers a week after starting her new job.
21 March 2022
In Miss C Robinson v Mind Monmouthshire Ltd Miss Robinson worked as a Community Outreach Worker for mental health charity Mind.
The tribunal heard that within the open plan office environment there was frequent bad language and banter which overstepped the boundaries of acceptability in terms of equality and diversity. There was reported to have been racially and sexually offensive language and comments made that were derogatory to people with mental and physical disabilities.
18 March 2022
In the case of Ms X v Peter Vardy Ltd Ms X worked as a sales advisor at a large car showroom where many vehicles were on display. She worked as one of a team of 5 sales advisors and their direct reporting line was to a sales controller. The showroom has a number of sales teams, usually between 4 and 5 sales advisors in each team with the direct line manager being a sales controller. The sales controllers, in turn, report to the next level of management.
17 March 2022
HMRC has asked employers to include a message for employees on all payslips between 6 April 2022 and 5 April 2023 to explain their increased National Insurance contribution. The message should read: “1.25% uplift in NICs funds NHS, health & social care.”
16 March 2022
A new report from the CIPD states that if people are an organisation’s greatest asset, then workforce data needs to clearly and consistently show the risks and opportunities associated with people.
15 March 2022
In the case of Mr H Wilkinson v Driver And Vehicle Standards Agency Mr Wilkinson is a former police traffic officer. Following his retiral from the police service, he obtained employment as a driving examiner.
14 March 2022