In the case of Miss L Lawrence v Bundles of Joy Day Nursery, a nursery teacher has lost her sex discrimination claim after being accused of wearing a dress with too much cleavage. Latika Lawrence tried to sue her bosses but failed after an employment tribunal concluded that a male colleague with too many undone shirt buttons would have been similarly chastised.
24 September 2021
Engineers at Weetabix plants in Northamptonshire and Corby will down tools after the company tried to impose £5,000 of wage cuts using notorious fire-and-rehire tactics against employees. The union Unite will begin a series of 48 hour strikes on Tuesday 21 September followed by strikes on the same day every week throughout the autumn with the final strike scheduled to begin on Tuesday 30 November.
23 September 2021
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, an MP, Maria Miller, plans to introduce a bill to stop the use of non-disclosure agreements to cover up illegal activity.
22 September 2021
A new guide has been launched by CIPD to help companies report their ethnicity pay gap as new research finds just 13 FTSE 100 companies currently report their ethnicity pay data.
21 September 2021
In the case of Mr P Porchetti v Brush Electrical Machines Ltd, Paolo Porchetti, a highly paid senior executive was sacked after attempting to claim three years’ worth of expenses receipts which he had kept in a shoebox.
17 September 2021
In the case of Appleby v The Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust, Sonia Appleby has had a long career safeguarding and protecting children in social care, health and as a children’s guardian in public and private proceedings.
16 September 2021
n Forth Valley Health Board v Campbell, James Campbell was a part-time Phlebotomist who worked 16 hours per week on a 6-week rota. It was the employer’s practice that workers received a paid 15 minute break when they worked shifts of 6 hours or more. Campbell did receive a paid break when working 6-hour weekend shifts but not when working 4-hour shifts during the week.
15 September 2021
In Thompson v Scancrown Ltd, trading as Manors, Alice Thompson worked for Manors estate agents, based in Marylebone, London. The company had around 10 employees and catered to wealthy clients from overseas, particularly in the Middle East.
14 September 2021
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the professional body for health and safety professionals, has reminded companies that it is too early to let their guard down regarding maintaining workplace safety in light of Covid. Companies should try to sustain preventative measures to restrict the spread of the virus.
13 September 2021
In McMahon v Heron Financial Limited, Helen McMahon was employed as a New Build and Mortgage Protection Adviser and had worked for the employer for less than two years. She emailed her managers about commission payments she believed she should have received but which hadn’t been paid to her. She then took two weeks off due to illness, after which she called a meeting with her manager. She raised that she was working more than an average of 48 hours a week, that it was stressing her out and that she wanted somehow to reduce her hours.
10 September 2021