Concern that many businesses are ignoring their responsibilities

14 Aug 2017

New research has suggested that employers across Britain are breaking the law in relation to the apprenticeships and internships they are offering young people. A survey commissioned by the Government found that the proportion of apprentices being paid less than


Redundancy fight to be heard next year

14 Aug 2017

Players and staff who were made redundant following the collapse of a Yorkshire rugby club will have their claims heard by the Employment Tribunal in the New Year. Around 40 individuals previously associated with the Bradford Bulls have brought claims


BBC figures put the spotlight back on the gender pay gap

14 Aug 2017

Controversy over the difference in pay between the BBC’s highest-paid men and women has led to fresh scrutiny of the gender pay gap. Last month, the broadcaster revealed the salaries of those at the corporation who earned in excess of


Firm fined after employee loses two fingers

14 Aug 2017

A Yorkshire business will have to pay a heavy fine after one of its workers lost his middle two fingers while trying to repair an entrance gate. Sheffield Magistrates Court heard that a guide roller on the underside of the


Tribunal fees axed after landmark appeal judgement

14 Aug 2017

The Government has suffered a major defeat in the courts, after the Supreme Court ruled that Employment Tribunal fees introduced four years ago were in fact unlawful. Since the fees took effect in 2013, the Ministry of Justice has been


Council boss “misled” decision makers over redundancy

18 Jul 2017

The head of a local authority “misled” councillors into supporting the dismissal of an officer, a Tribunal has ruled. A Judge found that Tony Parkinson, the Chief Executive of Middlesborough Council, had withheld information from members as they deliberated a


Report recommends changes to employment laws

18 Jul 2017

A long-awaited review into employment practices published its findings this month. The 115-page report concluded that all work should be “fair and decent” and made a number of recommendations in relation to updating current laws. The review had been carried


Dangers of getting rights to shared parental leave wrong

18 Jul 2017

A man who was threatened with a pay cut after taking paternity leave has won a sex discrimination claim. In a landmark case, call worker Madasar Ali brought legal proceedings against Capita. An Employment Tribunal had heard that Mr Ali


Worker suffered third degree burns after pipe exploded

18 Jul 2017

A business has been ordered to pay in excess of £1million in fines and costs after an oxygen pipe exploded in front of a member of staff. The 57-year-old, who worked for Sheffield Forgemasters Engineering Limited (SFEL), suffered life changing


Woman at centre of social media storm goes to Tribunal

18 Jul 2017

A woman who lost her job after making derogatory comments about Prince George on social media has taken her former employer to Tribunal. Angela Gibbins had previously been employed as the head of global estates at the British Council. But