The compensation culture may have just received its greatest support to date, following the Supreme Court ruling to axe employment tribunal fees.
The recent case of Kelly v PGA European Tour highlights the challenges companies face when attempting to encourage senior employees to change their approach or step down.
With 2017 set to be a busy year in terms of employment law – key changes include the introduction of mandatory gender pay gap reporting, the apprenticeship levy and the potential triggering of Brexit – we discuss some of the changes.
The decision to classify Uber drivers as workers will have impacts far and wide in the gig economy, and could damage a great breeding ground for innovation.
Former Chelsea first team doctor Eva Carneiro has rejected a £1.2m pay-off from the club – and is set to bring legal action against Jose Mourinho for alleged discrimination.
Whistleblowing is a topic that’s constantly featured in the news and with a number of high profile cases recently hitting the headlines it seems the subject is firmly back in the spotlight once again – and not in a positive light.
Whilst there are many employees who are genuinely unwell and want to work closely with their employer to keep them informed and get back to work as soon as they can, there are some who believe company sick pay is equivalent to additional holiday time.
Employment Tribunal fees have led to a significant drop in Employment Tribunal claims. However, Ministry of Justice official statistics still showed that in 2014/15 over 61,000 cases were brought, often involving multiple claims. These statistics confirm that wages and working time claims account for the largest number of claims, unfair dismissal, discrimination and equal pay claims are also significant.
Judgment has been handed down in the Employment Appeal Tribunal case of Lock vs British Gas, first brought to the tribunal in April 2012, confirming that employers will have to pay commission as part of holiday pay.
Steve Cook, CEO of Empire HR, suggested the high volume of employment tribunal awards for sex discrimination in January was proof that illegal practices in the workplace continued to have a major impact on employers.
Employers expect employees to get to work on time. Occasional problems with traffic or family issues sometimes make employees late, but chronic tardiness is another thing altogether, a court has found.
Employment tribunal fees were first introduced back in July 2013, and since then, the number of claims has fallen by a staggering 70 per cent.