Lighter Side of the News – 33% of work from home workers, wear their PJs

Employment firm ‘Indeed’ carried out a survey of over 1,000 employees and 500 employers in the UK showing 33% of workers who WFH are wearing their pyjamas during shift hours! On average, employees are wearing pjs 46 days a year with one in twelve wearing their pjs every day. More than half of workers admitted [...]

By |2023-12-01T10:28:53+00:00December 1st, 2023|Case of the Week - Blog, Working from Home|0 Comments

Employment Tribunal Claim against Man City

A former Manchester City player, Benjamin Mendy, has filed a “multi-million-pound” claim with the Employment Tribunal claiming “unlawful deductions from wages” for pay owed from September 2021 to the end of his contract in June 2023. The player last played for the club in August 2021 and was suspended following several charges for sexual offences [...]

New National Minimum/Living Wage Increase 2024

The Government announced as part of the Autumn Statement that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) rates will be increasing from 1st April 2024.  This will be the largest ever increase to the minimum wage after the Government accepted the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations. The NLW is the statutory minimum wage for [...]

By |2023-12-01T08:59:58+00:00December 1st, 2023|Case of the Week - Blog, PJH & Industry News|0 Comments

The No.8 Partnership v Simmons

Hello, for any of those unfortunate enough to have missed last week's update, it can be found right here. in that update, we looked at a claim for harassment during anti-bullying week. Here, we are looking at a difficult to succeed constructive dismissal claim. The Claimant in this case, Maxine Simmons, worked as a Dental [...]

Mr S Famojuro v Boots Management Services Ltd and Mrs E Walker

Hello again and welcome back to our case of the week. This week is Anti-Bullying Week 2023 which takes place between 13th - 17th November and we’ll be looking at a recent case of a pharmacist who succeeded in his claims of harassment related to race. Last week’s case involved dismissal of an employee for failing [...]

Mrs J Williams V Newport City Council

Welcome to our case of the week update, this week's case asks the question; Is dismissing an employee for failing to attend court hearings fair? For anyone that missed last week's update, wherein an RAF Legal Officer brought a claim for victimisation, you can find that here. Now, onto our case this week! The Claimant [...]

Mr Allan Steele v The Ministry of Defence

Hello again and welcome back to our case of the week. Last week we had our monthly newsletter for October 2023, where we looked at Freddie Flintoff’s settlement with the BBC and employers aiming to be more inclusive to reflect equality and diversity in their recruitment processes. In our lighter side of the news, we [...]

Freddie Flintoff Settlement

Shocking photos of former England cricket captain, Freddie Flintoff, recently circulated the news, when he appeared with significant facial injuries nine months after being involved in a crash, while filming Top Gear in December 2022. It was reported this month that he has now reached a financial settlement with BBC and the figure is rumoured [...]

By |2023-10-27T09:12:52+00:00October 27th, 2023|Case of the Week - Blog, Health & Safety|0 Comments

Inclusive workplace Interviews

Employers are aiming to be more inclusive to reflect equality and diversity in their recruitment processes. A search for the right candidate can often be hindered by the talent pool lacking in diversity. Recruiting with the intention of finding a candidate that is ‘the right fit’ for the organisation, often creates a subjective recruitment process [...]

By |2023-10-27T08:33:27+00:00October 27th, 2023|Case of the Week - Blog, unconscious bias|0 Comments

Mr J Hawker v Devonport High School for Girls

Welcome back to our weekly case of the week update. This week's case asks the question: Can a dismissal for malicious and fabricated sexual assault charges be fair? For those that missed us last week, you can find our summary of an important Supreme Court holiday pay claim here. Now, we move onto this week's [...]

Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland v Agnew

Happy Friday everyone and thank you for joining us for another case law update. For those of you that missed our last case of the week about an upcoming change to flexible working requests, you can find that here. This week we're looking at a case straight from the Supreme Court which considers whether an [...]

By |2023-10-13T07:41:46+00:00October 13th, 2023|Case of the Week - Blog, Holiday Pay|0 Comments

The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023

Hello again and welcome back to our case of the week. Last week we had our monthly newsletter for September 2023, where we looked at the sexual assault allegations against Russell Brand, sick days being the highest they’ve been for a decade and Sheffield City Council potentially facing thousands of equal pay claims. Those that [...]

Equal Pay in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council faces potentially thousands of equal pay claims as female cleaners, carers, and teaching assistants state they are down up to £11,000 per year compared to their male counterparts. The claims state that job titles are grouped together into 'job families', which are then given a rate of pay. As an example, the [...]

By |2023-09-29T08:33:31+00:00September 29th, 2023|Case of the Week - Blog, Equal Pay|0 Comments

Sicker by the Decade

In research published by the CIPD we find that employee sick days are the highest they have been in a 10 year period. The numbers show that staff took an average of 7.8 sick days over the part year, compared to 5.8 in the year leading up to the lockdowns. Blaming the increase in stress, [...]

By |2023-09-29T08:33:00+00:00September 29th, 2023|Case of the Week - Blog, Sick Leave|0 Comments