In the case of Ms Jowita Parsons v International Forest Products (UK) Limited Ms Parsons commenced employment with the respondent in March 2019 as an import coordinator. The respondent employs 21 people in the UK and Ms Parsons’ role involved the administration for fulfilling and delivering orders of products such as paper and packaging.
Published: 22 September 2023
In Mrs D Love v M.B.Farm Produce Limited the Claimant worked at the Respondent’s farm shop in Faversham. The Respondent also had a shop at Stockbury.
On 22 September 2022 Mr Brown, the owner, wrote to the Claimant to inform her that he was closing the shop and she was at risk of redundancy. He advised her that there was an alternative role at Stockbury.
Published: 21 September 2023
In the recent case of Riley v Direct Line Insurance Group plc, the Employment Appeal Tribunal dismissed Mr Riley’s appeal against the decision of the employment tribunal to reject his unfair dismissal claim against his employer, on the basis that there was in fact no dismissal but rather a consensual termination to his employment
Published: 20 September 2023
New fines are set to come into force in early 2024 for firms who are found to have repeatedly employed illegal migrants. Businesses who are found to have done so could face increased fines. The civil penalty was previously £15,000 for each illegal worker for the first offence, which will now rise to £45,000. For repeated breaches, the fines will now triple from £20,000 to £60,000.
Published: 19 September 2023
In Mr I Haq v (1) United Learning Trust, (2) Alyson Littlewood, (3) Ed Saville Mr Haq is a British Indian man. He joined Marsden Heights Community College as a Geography teacher in 2015. In Spring term 2021, concerns were raised as to Mr Haq’s performance through the school’s system of coaching/professional development review.
Published: 18 September 2023
Birmingham City Council has issued a s.114 Notice as part of the plans to meet the Council’s financial liabilities relating to Equal Pay claims and an in-year financial gap within its budget which currently stands in the region of £87m.
Published: 15 September 2023
In the case of Habib v Dave Whelan Sports Ltd T/A DW Fitness First an appeal against the dismissal of the Claimant's claims of direct discrimination because of age, sex and religion or belief, harassment related to age and sex, less favourable treatment as a part time worker and victimisation has been allowed.
Published: 14 September 2023
New ET1 (claim) and ET3 (response) forms have been launched, as well as a video produced by HMCTS to assist users to register for the new MyHMCTS portal and upload an ET3 using that portal. MyHMCTS is designed to be an online platform that will enable parties to manage their cases digitally, such as by the electronic uploading of documents rather than email, cloud systems or post.
Published: 13 September 2023
The Government has published a new draft statutory Code of Practice on the ‘reasonable steps’ a trade union should take to be compliant with the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Act 2023.
Published: 12 September 2023
Pret a Manger has been fined £800,000 after a member of staff was left trapped in sub-zero temperatures for 2.5 hours, fearing for her life.
The coffee and sandwich chain pleaded guilty to an offence contrary to the Health and Safety at Work. Act 1974 at Westminster Magistrates Court on the 29th of August, following an investigation by Westminster City Council’s Health and Safety team.
Published: 11 September 2023