BBC: Sexual misconduct anonymity order overturned

We report on a case where the Employment Appeal Tribunal needed to balance the human rights of the claimant against the public interest in open justice. Background Mr Roden was employed by the BBC as a Development Producer. The BBC… Read on

Claim brought 6 years late not an abuse of process

Was the Tribunal right to strike out a claim brought 6 years out of time, where the claimant had suffered from mental health issues over that period? No, said the EAT, in the recent case of Higgins v. Home Office.… Read on

£10k costs award despite inability to pay

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently held that the claimant in an unfair dismissal and discrimination complaint should pay the other side’s costs, despite her inability to pay. We explain why. Background Mrs Chadburn brought unfair dismissal and harassment proceedings… Read on

Zero hours worker: £19,500 injury to feelings award

An Employment Tribunal has recently handed down a judgment in a sexual harassment case, where the fact that the employee was on a zero hours contract was relevant to the amount of the award. Background Miss Southern was employed by… Read on

39% of over 50s prefer flexible working before retirement

Following the UK’s silver workforce gaining the right to request flexible working last summer (recap here), a Government poll just published shows that 39% of over 50s not currently retired said that working part time or flexible hours before stopping… Read on

Government limits backdated holiday pay claims

On 8 January 2015, The Deduction from Wages (Limitation) Regulations 2014 will come into force. These regulations establish, from 1 July 2015, a two-year limitation on how far back in time workers’ employment tribunal claims can go to recover the… Read on

Dismissal for offensive tweets unfair

How did the EAT approach the fairness of a dismissal for posting offensive tweets? The EAT has recently found that it was, indeed, fair to dismiss an employee for making offensive tweets in a case which highlights the considerations that… Read on

What is ACAS early conciliation?

Early Conciliation is a service offered by ACAS to allow potential claimants and employers to try to settle a dispute before employment tribunal proceedings are issued. A potential claimant must lodge a form with ACAS before they can commence an… Read on