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


Employers could be obliged to consider requests for fixed hours

6 Jun 2017

Further details have emerged about likely recommendations from an inquiry into modern-day working practices. Matthew Taylor, the head of the Royal Society of Arts, was tasked by Theresa May with looking into current legislation and determining any changes considered necessary.


TUC warns of “race to the bottom” over workers’ rights

6 Jun 2017

A report has suggested that the employment rights of low and middle income earners could be eroded following Britain’s departure from the EU. The study, published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) last month, warned that Brexit could trigger a


Estate agent wins legal fight following lewd remark

6 Jun 2017

An estate agent has won a sex discrimination claim after his boss said she would be prepared to perform a sex act if he achieved his sales target. Your Move’s Sarah Thompson made the sordid offer to Paul Elworthy, who


Employment Tribunal upholds firm’s decision to dismiss long-serving worker

6 Jun 2017

An Employment Tribunal has ruled that the decision to dismiss a long-standing member of staff over comments she posted on Facebook was fair. Mrs Plant had worked as a machinery operator at API Microelectronics Ltd for 17 years. But she


Theme park and contractor fined following serious health and safety lapses

6 Jun 2017

Substantial fines have been imposed after a young girl on holiday with her family was badly hurt in an accident at a North Yorkshire tourist attraction. Lightwater Valley Theme Park and a contractor were sentenced last month, following an incident