Tag: Employment law

Huge victory for workers as Employment Tribunal fees are quashed by the UK Supreme Court

In a stunning development, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that the government’s Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful and over £32 million in fees should now be paid back

Gearing up for International Women’s Day: an urban cycling story #IWD2017

Sun’s out. It’s time to get back on the bike and bask in it. But there’s a roadblock of sexism ahead that we need to dismantle #IWD2017

Employment Tribunal judgments are now available online

Anyone can now search online for Employment Tribunal judgments about employers following the launch of a new database of first-instance decisions

Hackney “super head” wins appeal against teaching ban

The High Court has overturned a teaching ban imposed by a professional regulator, citing concerns about defects in the procedure.

What your organisation can learn from my festive CBeebies binge

There’s much to celebrate about CBeebies’ enthusiastic army of technicolour-clad entertainers and their animated friends. The channel champions visibly disabled people on television. We must learn from its example.

What’s the right approach to multiple allegations of disability discrimination?

According to the disability discrimination case of Madani Schools Federation v Mr Uddin UKEAT/0194/16/BA, separate consideration should be given to each allegation of unfavourable treatment and the reason/s for it.

Did Jeremy Hunt act illegally by forcing a new contract on junior doctors?

The High Court is considering a legal challenge by the junior doctors against a divisive new contract. It has potential to be one of this Autumn’s key cases in the public law field.

Did Byron Burger unlawfully discriminate against employees in Home Office sting?

Potentially. But much depends on what was said and done, and how. The raid On the morning of 4 July 2016, […]

5 ways to avoid embarassing social media #fails at work

News (if you can call it that) of a senior British Council employee criticising 3-year old Prince George in rather unflattering terms in […]

What are the pros and cons of secretly recorded evidence? 

Someone once described the smartphone as an incredibly powerful surveillance device that can also make phone calls. They were right. The ubiquity of […]