Lighter Side Of The News – Tribunal Awards Claimant £2

No newsletter would be complete without a sensationalist tale of ridiculous proportions. This month’s jape takes the form of a bus driver who was awarded a pitiful £2 by the ET following a successful right to be accompanied claim. In Gnahoua v Abellio London Ltd – an employer who has also been involved in a [...]

Redundancy Green V London

Good morning and welcome back to your weekly case law update. We hope you had a good Easter and enjoyed the chocolate and time off. When Bank Holiday weekends come around, it is easy to understand why some people are clamouring for a shorter working week! Anyhow, last week we looked at ACAS Early Conciliation, [...]

Trade Unions – New Balloting Rules

You may remember our forecast for 2017 included the implementation of the Trade Union Bill. From 1st March 2017, the Trade Union Act 2016, will come into force. The Act requires 50% turnout on any strike votes. It also requires more information to be included on voting papers, unions appointing a picketing supervisor on all [...]

Employment law forecast 2017

After our weather forecast of snow did not come to fruition, we will stick to Employment Law. Here are a few things that will be happening in 2017. Trade Union Bill    Whilst no implementation date has been set, the Bill will introduce a number of proposed changes to current strike action: - 50% turnout threshold for [...]

Tabloid HR – Sacked over leaflet in locker

Every month we aim to bring you the most absurd sacking that has made a splash in tabloid journalism. This month a waiter for one of London’s most exclusive restaurants, part of the five star Melia ME Hotel has been dismissed for gross misconduct after a leaflet with information about fair tipping and the right [...]

Jeremy Hunt and the NHS – Lessons for employers

In case you have not been following the news lately, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has caused quite a stir by trying to impose a new contract on junior doctors, which, in turn led to them striking. The issue has been a complete debacle and is a classic example of mismanagement which other employers could [...]

Bone v North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: Can an employer’s omission amount to detriments in relation to trade union activity?

Good morning, we have another case law update fresh off the digital press for you to read. Today’s case concerns trade unions and is something of a judicial foul up but in the end raises some interesting points. You can also read last week’s case on voluntary redundancy. Today’s questions Can an employer’s omission amount [...]

Henderson v General Municipal and Boilermakers Union

With not long to go until the General Election we thought it would be appropriate to cover a case that concerns political beliefs in the work place. However, we must warn you that this week’s case is a real can of worms containing several questions: - Are political beliefs protected characteristics? -     Can [...]