According to figures published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 123 workers were killed in work-related accidents in Great Britain in the last year.
The annual data release covers the period from April 2021 to March 2022, during which time most pandemic restrictions were lifted and the economy began returning to normal.
12 October 2022
The government has announced that thousands of the UK’s fastest-growing businesses will be released from reporting requirements and other regulations in the future, as part of plans aimed at boosting productivity and supercharging growth.
11 October 2022
In the case of Mr D Finch v Clegg Gifford & Co Ltd a long-serving insurance worker has won an age discrimination case after his boss claimed he has been around 'as long as Pontius Pilate'.
10 October 2022
In BR v AD (deceased) and Eldwick Law a nightclub dancer offered work by a consultant solicitor was not employed by his firm, an employment tribunal has ruled. The now-deceased solicitor, referred to only as AD, had approached the woman at the club and offered her a job as his personal secretary. She had a young son and was studying part-time for a graduate diploma in law.
7 October 2022
In the case of Ms L Hedger v British Deaf Association Lisanne Hedger, who herself is deaf and uses sign language to communicate, left her role as a project manager for the charity when her boss refused to approve her request to reduce her hours after having a baby.
6 October 2022
The Home Office has stated that from 1 October 2022, the adjusted manual right to work check process will end. UK employers have been able to use this since 30 March 2020 to deal with difficulties in handling original documents that arose due to the pandemic.
5 October 2022
In the case of Ms M v Mr T – Mr T was the CEO of a recruitment agency employing roughly 115 staff in offices across the country. Ms M worked for Mr T from 26 September 2016 until her employment terminated on 4th October 2017.
4 October 2022
In the case of Mr A Moghaddam v Chancellor and Scholars of the University of Oxford senior scientist Amin Moghaddam said the professor running the lab he worked in was committing 'author misconduct' in a 'calculated approach to steal my ideas and work', a tribunal heard.
3 October 2022
In Mr T Lumb v The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and others a former police officer was ostracised by colleagues, verbally abused, assaulted and then unfairly sacked after he complained that standards of work in a 'toxic' gun licence vetting unit were putting the public at risk, an employment tribunal has found.
30 September 2022
Two partners in a construction firm have been fined for failing to adequately control the risk to its employees from exposure to vibration when using vibrating tools.
Employees of Roywood Contractors worked at various construction sites using vibrating tools without adequate control. As a result, an employee who had been working at the company for 12 years suffered significant ill-health from hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).
29 September 2022