Judge dismissed following investigation into online tirades

8 May 2017

A Judge lost his job last month after it emerged he had posted abusive comments on a local newspaper’s website. Recorder Jason Dunn-Shaw was accused of calling one man a “donkey” and describing others as “bigoted” in messages posted on


Sharp rise in pay-outs to teachers

8 May 2017

In excess of £2.3million compensation was paid out to Yorkshire’s teachers in the course of just 12 months. The figures released by the teaching union NASUWT showed that nationwide pay-outs amounted to almost £28million. This was a 72 per cent


MPs remain concerned about “bogus” self-employment

8 May 2017

The increasing tendency for people employed as drivers and couriers to be classed as self-employed can leave workers at risk of exploitation, MPs have warned. The Work and Pensions Committee has criticised the “bogus” arrangements in place at companies including


Charity worker feels she was “pushed out”

8 May 2017

A blind woman who alleged she was unfairly treated by a Yorkshire disability charity has received a £3,000 settlement. Tmara Senior had previously been employed at the Dewsbury-based Cloverleaf Advocacy but claims she felt intimidated by able-bodied colleagues. The part-time


Party pledges to introduce new employment rights

8 May 2017

Sweeping changes to employment legislation will be a key plank of the Labour Party’s General Election manifesto. Labour has outlined a 20-point plan which will mean far greater protection for employees. Among the headline measures are an outright ban on


BCC boss believes most businesses will be content to keep EU employment laws

3 Apr 2017

The head of one of Britain’s most influential business groups has suggested that only a small number of employers favour a “bonfire” of employment laws after the UK leaves the European Union. In a comment piece for City AM, Dr


Zero hours arrangements hit record level but the phenomena may have peaked

3 Apr 2017

Almost a million people nationwide are now employed on zero-hours contracts according to new figures. Data collated by the Resolution Foundation, a leading think-tank, found that a total of 910,000 workers are employed on this basis. The data, covering the


Accident at housing development “could have been much more serious”

3 Apr 2017

A construction firm has been handed a substantial fine after the flooring at a Yorkshire housing development gave way, injuring one of their workers. The court heard how the employee was upstairs in a new-build property when the floor gave


TV reporter’s Tribunal case is thrown out

3 Apr 2017

A BBC journalist who had taken a claim to Employment Tribunal after alleging she had been the victim of a “witch hunt” has had her case struck out. Reporter Sally Chidzoy, who has worked for the corporation for 30 years,


Whistleblower takes his case to Employment Tribunal

20 Feb 2017

A senior doctor was sacked after he raised concerns that a large quantity of morphine had apparently vanished from an army base, an Employment Tribunal has heard. Dr Stephen Frost had taken legal action after losing his job at the