A protracted nine-year legal battle over an employee’s human rights, after he was caught using social media at work for a private chat, has finally concluded.
Employment law is particularly complex and there are many rules and regulations which could potentially trip up an unwary employer and lead to a claim for unfair dismissal or accusations of gender, disability, religious or racial discrimination.
Three separate ‘falls from heights’ incidents have been the subject of Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecutions in recent weeks – highlighting the renewed need for employers to ensure they have stringent workplace safety procedures in place.
The latest list of UK employers who have failed to pay their workers the national minimum wage, has been published, revealing that a record number of fines, totalling £1.9 million, has been handed down.
In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has overturned the Government’s tariff of Employment Tribunal fees, which have been judged as “illegal” and preventing access to justice.
An independent review into employment practices in the UK has called for work to be “fair and decent”.
Two recent Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecutions – both involving injuries suffered by agency workers – have illustrated the need to ensure that temporary and contract workers receive the same level of workplace training as permanent employees.
The body that represents more than six million working people has issued its annual plea, calling on employers to relax workplace dress codes in a bid to help staff keep their cool during higher summer temperatures.
A report by insurance company Aviva suggests that millions of sick employees struggle into work because they are worried about the consequences of taking a sick day.
An Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that a job applicant with Asperger’s Syndrome, who failed a ‘situational judgement’ test, suffered indirect discrimination.