Employment Tribunal judgments on-line service launched

The Ministry of Justice has launched its new website, where all Tribunal judgments will be published. There are already over 100 up on the site. The cases are searchable by the name of the parties, the date, judgments or the… Read on

Gov’t review of Tribunal fees published

The government has finally published its report on Employment Tribunal fees. Many employment law solicitors and advisers believe it is disappointing in its terms. Despite the massive drop in Tribunal claims that (60%-70%) they government states that the objectives of… Read on

Liability for Christmas party assault?

We report on a case where a company boss assaulted an employee after a Christmas party, once the group had returned to their hotel and started indulging in heavy drinking. Was there enough of a connection between the workplace and… Read on

Another substantial slump in Tribunal claims

Employment Tribunal claims have plunged by 100,000 – or 9,000 claims a month – since fees were introduced in 2013, new statistics show. TUC analysis shows that claims in 2012/13 were 191,541, but in 2015/16 were only 83,031. Discrimination claims,… Read on

New judicial assessment procedure

The Employment Tribunals have a new judicial assessment procedure, whereby a Judge can give an early indication of his/her impression of the strength of the parties’ cases. Under the Protocol dealing with the new process, the assessment can only take… Read on

Employment Tribunal Rules are wrong: EAT

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the rule in the Employment Tribunal Rules which obliges Tribunals to reject claims which “cannot sensibly be responded to” is wrong, and should not be applied. Background Rule 12(1)(b) of the Employment Tribunal… Read on

Injury to feelings for no rest breaks?

Was a worker who had been refused unpaid rest breaks entitled to compensation for injury to feelings? The EAT has considered this, and we report on their decision. Background Under the Working Time Regulations 1998, workers are entitled to unpaid… Read on

Re-engagement order disallowed

We report on a case where an order for re-engagement has been considered by the EAT. Background The Claimant in this case, Miss Lupton was employed by Lincolnshire County Council. She resigned when the council sought to change her working… Read on