Hethertons helps businesses to identify and deal with digital threats

17 Oct 2017

Business owners have gained a deeper insight into the digital threats they may face now and in the future thanks to a seminar co-hosted by Hethertons Solicitors. Held at the firm’s offices in York Business Park, the event saw local


Monitoring of employees’ emails

16 Oct 2017

A recent decision by the European Court of Human Rights reminds employers that they need to be explicit about the extent to which their employees’ electronic communications are being monitored. The judges, sitting in Strasbourg, were asked to consider the


Constructive dismissal claim rejected

16 Oct 2017

A Yorkshire teacher has lost her case at the Employment Tribunal, after attempting to argue that her former bosses had not done enough to help her cope with depression. Dr Rachel Poyser, the former director of music at Wyke College,


Businesses must abide by fire safety legislation

16 Oct 2017

The tragic events at Grenfell Tower earlier this year were a sobering reminder of the devastating consequences when a fire breaks out in a building. While blazes on this scale are fortunately incredibly rare – the incident was the worst


Awards for unlawful discrimination claims increase

16 Oct 2017

All new claims started in the Employment Tribunal for discrimination are now subject to larger awards under what is known as the Vento Bands system warns our Senior Associate, David Scott. Should a claim for discrimination be successful, the Employment


FSB calls on the Government to review the Living Wage timetable

12 Sep 2017

A leading business body has argued there may be a compelling case to delay further increases in the National Living Wage (NLW), given sluggish growth in the economy. The wage is presently scheduled to rise to £8.75 an hour by


Payouts agreed for whistleblowing pair

12 Sep 2017

Two members of West Yorkshire Police’s undercover team have been awarded almost £100,000 after an Employment Tribunal found they had been removed from frontline duties after raising concerns about working practices. The two whistleblowers, who cannot be named for legal


Pay ratio requirements announced

12 Sep 2017

The Prime Minister has outlined plans which she has said will help curb “corporate excess”. Under the reforms, Britain’s biggest employers will have to provide details about their pay ratio, including how much more their chief executive earns when compared


Firm fined £1million following ladder tragedy that “could have been prevented”

12 Sep 2017

A Yorkshire-based bakery was this month fined £1million following the death of an electrical contractor, who lost his life following a fall from a stepladder. Hull Crown Court heard how the unnamed man was contracted to complete electrical work at


Tribunal ruling results in increases to holiday pay

12 Sep 2017

A significant ruling in relation to holiday pay emerged from the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) last month. The case in question related to a dispute which had developed between Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and over 50 members of its workforce.