Court of Appeal rules in “slave” domestic worker case

The national minimum wage protects workers in the UK by guaranteeing them a minimum hourly rate. Employees can resign and claim constructive dismissal in response to a serious breach of contract by their employer. So, if an employee is unaware… Read on

Equal pay claims hit the retail sector

It has been reported that Tesco is facing the UK’s largest ever equal pay claim with female staff chasing back pay of up to £4 billion. The latest legal challenge sees women store workers claiming parity with men who work… Read on

Are trigger points for sickness absence dismissals lawful?

The latest ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) suggests that intermittent sickness absence thresholds, which allow employers to dismiss staff once a  trigger point has been breached, are potentially discriminatory against disabled employees. Background Many employers operate sickness… Read on

Non-disabled employee wins disability discrimination claim

An employee whose health condition did not amount to a disability has won her disability discrimination claim against her employer. The Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that a police office suffered disability discrimination when her application to… Read on

What does your employer’s gender pay report tell you?

It seems that the news is full of stories about gender pay gap reporting but This is Money asked Ben Power to explain what an employers’ gender pay report actually means for employees? Read his explanation here. There is a… Read on

The negatives of positive discrimination

Many organisations recognise that their workforces are not as diverse as they could be in order to better reflect the society they operate in. This isn’t just a case of demonstrating an employer’s PC credentials – there are recognised business… Read on

Employing foreign workers: when can you dismiss fairly?

An employer who employs a foreign worker often finds themselves caught between a “rock and a hard place” when it comes to dismissal. On the one hand they must comply with unfair dismissal law, as they would for any other… Read on