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Hethertons Solicitors Employment Bulletin

Our aim is to keep you up to date with ideas and information that will help you gain the best possible advantages in working with us. This bulletin will be sent regularly to help achieve this aim, and we hope you enjoy reading them.

 Tribunal ruling results in increases to holiday pay


 

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.

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


 

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 Greencore Grocery Ltd, in Hull.

 
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  Pay ratio requirements announced


 

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 with the average worker.

 
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  Payouts agreed for whistleblowing pair


 

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 reasons, had alleged they had been shunted into back-office roles because they had expressed fears about sexism and safety within the force.

 
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  FSB calls on the Government to review the Living Wage timetable


 

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 the end of the decade, but some employers are increasingly of the view that this timetable should be reconsidered.

 
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