Discrimination: Injury to Feeling Awards Increase Announced

The bands of awards for injury to feeling in discrimination cases, known as the Vento bands, have been increased from 6 April 2019. Part of compensation that can be awarded by tribunals for unlawful discrimination are awards for ‘injury to feelings.’ This is a damages award aimed to be a remedy for the hurt, humiliation […]

By |2019-12-15T14:48:14+00:00April 25th, 2019|Age Discrimination, PJH & Industry News|0 Comments

Bullying and Harassment – Academics Forced to Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements

Non-disclosure agreements are at the forefront of this month’s employment news. It comes following an academic from the University of Liverpool breaking a controversial non-disclosure agreement to speak out against bullying on campus. Anahid Kassabian, 59, a former music professor at the University of Liverpool, claimed that she was “bullied out” of her 10-year position. […]

Vice Chancellor at De Montfort University Resigns

The vice-chancellor of Leicester’s De Montford University, Professor Dominic Shellard, has resigned following the launch of an investigation by regulators. The Professor, who had led the university since 2010, quit after the Office for Students said it was looking into a number of “regulatory matters” at De Montfort. The vice chancellor had been receiving a […]

By |2019-12-22T21:27:00+00:00April 25th, 2019|WhistleBlowing|0 Comments

Brexit News: Redundancy Anxiety

According to recent statistics, four in ten staff claimed that the UK’s plan to leave the EU, which has now been delayed until 31 October, has resulted in their employer cutting jobs and 49% believed more redundancies were on the way. Employees are aware of the impact Brexit uncertainty has on organisations, half suggested that […]

By |2019-12-23T17:40:44+00:00April 25th, 2019|PJH & Industry News, Redundancy|0 Comments

Lighter Side of the News – The Quorn Identity

This month’s update is rounded off by another tale from the tabloids. This month’s yarn is a bit of a mystery. It involves a rogue Quorn factory employee who had reportedly hidden a chicken nugget in a pack of veggie cocktail sausages to sabotage the brand. An innocent Vegetarian, much to their dismay chowed down […]

By |2019-12-23T17:48:06+00:00April 25th, 2019|Lighter Side of the News|0 Comments