Posted on 26th July 2017
Today, the Supreme Court ruled that fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims are unlawful.
Tribunal fees were introduced by the Government in 2013 with the aim of reducing the number of weak or malicious claims being brought. Fees ranged from £390 to £1,200 with discrimination claims costing more because of the complexity and time that hearings took.
Posted on 17th February 2015
With an estimated 2.1 million adults in Great Britain using e-cigarettes it is surprising to hear that reportedly over half of UK businesses don’t have a policy on “vaping” in the workplace. The first vaping tribunal decision is a warning for employers to review your current smoking at work policy to ensure your rules on e-cigarettes are clearly communicated to your staff.
Posted on 4th February 2015
The recent case of Game Retail Limited V Laws was the first of its kind to make its way to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) when an employee was dismissed for his misuse of Twitter after posting a number of offensive tweets. The following case demonstrates the importance of having an internet and social media policy in place and should be a much needed motivator for those who are yet to enforce one.
Posted on 13th August 2014
An employment tribunal has ruled that the BBC unfairly dismissed its former Technology Chief, John Linwood, following the failure of the Digital Media Initiative project. The failure of the project was not in doubt, the corporation spent £98.4 million to end the use of video tape and was lambasted by the Commons Public Accounts Committee.