Posted on 11th October 2019
£17k unfair dismissal award following “blackmail” to sign restrictive covenant
Financial advisor wins £17,199 unfair dismissal award after being “blackmailed” to sign a restrictive covenant agreement.
Posted on 13th August 2019
Harry Potter star Emma Watson this week announced the launch a free legal helpline for women suffering sexual harassment at work. This serves as a timely reminder to employers to take any complaints of bullying and harassment seriously.
Posted on 3rd July 2019
Landmark ruling by Supreme Court gives employers more freedom with restrictive covenants
The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling overturns an earlier Appeal Court verdict relating to a clause in a restrictive covenant.
Posted on 2nd July 2019
Complete failure at investigation stage leads to unfair dismissal award
An employment tribunal has recently made an award of £17,339 for unfair dismissal to a supervisor who sent “I’m going to tickle you till you pee” message to 17 year old female colleague.
Posted on 5th April 2019
No one wants an employment issue to escalate into a dispute that leads to a tribunal claim. They are often a result of a catastrophic break down in trust, communication and understanding between employer and employee – and they are very stressful for all concerned.
Posted on 11th December 2018
Bar manager choked by Chef at Christmas party wins tribunal
This recently reported case highlights the HR and management issues raised in Lynn’s recent video and blog …
Posted on 4th December 2018
Most staff look forward to the office party all year and why not!!
The tradition of the “Christmas party” is a chance for you to thank your staff for all their hard work and efforts during the year. However, with spirits running high, you may find yourselves managing Christmas Party HR issues, well into the New Year.
Posted on 12th September 2018
Rare reinstatement ruling and £22,805 award from Employment Tribunal for tanker driver who spilled fuel on a forecourt.
Posted on 22nd August 2018
Having worked for her employer for 20 years, Mrs Smith was dismissed for gross misconduct after sending a series of emails to a trading partner company in which she referred to a colleague as a “knob” and a “knob head”.
Posted on 15th August 2018
Fortem Solutions provide property repairs for Birmingham City Council, their repairmen were provided with vans to support their work. The company’s vehicle and driver policy stated that vans were only provided for work duties and must not “under any circumstances be used for private purposes other than for ordinary commuting. Unauthorised use of a company vehicle is deemed to be gross misconduct and may result in dismissal.”