Latest News about Employment Law For Employees

As every UK employment lawyer knows, the validity of most Employment Tribunal claims is dependant on the claimant complying with clear and strict time limits. In most cases, this is 3 months from the behaviour of the employer (or the latest incident of the particular behaviour).

Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

While none of the best employment lawyers in London would ever suggest or sanction the provision of false references by a prospective job applicant, one has to have a certain amount of admiration (whether misplaced or otherwise) for the would-be Captain of a commercial freight airline who gave false references, effectively asking his prospective employer to contact Jabba the Hutt to verify his experience.

Thursday, 11 October, 2018

Although Brexit is fast approaching, top employment solicitors remain only too aware of the need to pay attention to decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Wednesday, 10 October, 2018

The Conservative Party conference has been about more than Brexit, and London employment solicitors were interested to see the announcement that legislation is to be introduced relating to tips – more specifically to make sure that tips left for workers in bars, restaurants and other establishment

Friday, 05 October, 2018

redundancy is a word that’s never far from conversations, particularly when a UK employment lawyer is on hand, in these uncertain times fuelled by Brexit and the concerns over the economy when the U

Friday, 05 October, 2018

Protection against victimisation is a key component of the Equality Act 2010. As UK employment lawyers will explain, it offers protection to an employee who ‘does a protected act’. The term protected act will be familiar to top employment solicitors and covers bringing a claim or making a complaint about discrimination or supporting a colleague in doing so.

Friday, 28 September, 2018

The whistleblowing legislation, which protects employees from unfair dismissal and victimisation by their employers for making protected disclosures, is regularly the subject of litigation, as top London employment lawyers will know.

Friday, 28 September, 2018

There’s very little ‘good news’ for gig economy businesses such as the taxi operators including Uber who have already been hit hard by Employment Tribunal decisions and are now facing calls for more stringent checks ad licensing conditions in a report published by a Department of Transport Working Group.

Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

A recent disability discrimination case has reiterated to all employment claim solicitors and anyone considering a claim under the Equality Act 2010 based on disability discrimination, that it is for the employee to prove that the disability in question has a long term and substantial adverse impact on his or her ability to carry out day to day activities.

Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Understanding whether an employee has resigned or has been dismissed is something that any UK employment lawyer will want to know whether acting for an employer or employee in a case where employment has come to an end. An employee who has been dismissed has the option of bringing a claim for unfair dismissal.

Monday, 24 September, 2018

Top employment solicitors have welcomed the news that the Parental Leave and Pay Bill has now achieved Royal Assent. Anticipated by employment law solicitors in London to come into force in 2020, the new law gives working parents the right to take 2 weeks’ leave should they suffer the devastating loss of a child. Statutory parental bereavement pay is also introduced.

Addressing the trauma of losing a child

Monday, 24 September, 2018

Many UK employment lawyers welcome the report by the Women and Equalities Committee earlier in 2018 which proposed a number of changes to benefit working families.

Friday, 14 September, 2018

Unpicking disability discrimination is a job that even many of the best employment lawyers in London will agree is difficult. Facts can be complex and applying the law to any given situation is rarely straightforward. For many employers too, the obligations under the legislation can feel onerous, with guidance unclear.

Friday, 14 September, 2018

Earlier this year, many London employment law solicitors took note of the case of Hincks v Sense Network Ltd. The case is seen by many UK employment lawyers as offering some comfort to employers who write a negative reference – provided they have taken reasonable care to do so.

Friday, 14 September, 2018

The best employment lawyers will often find that identifying an act of direct discrimination is straightforward – but occasionally caution is necessary. Not only is it important to consider what has happened as a matter of fact, but it is also important to scrutinise the motivation of the employer in its treatment of the employee.

Thursday, 13 September, 2018

Staying in UK after divorce is something that many non-EU citizens are concerned about. It’s a particular worry if something happens to their employment to threaten their retained rights of residence.

Wednesday, 12 September, 2018

Disciplinary hearings and the processes and procedures that surround them are familiar areas of law to most employment claim solicitors – but even the best employment lawyers will accept that there is always something new to learn in this dynamic area of employment law.

Wednesday, 12 September, 2018

Most UK employment lawyers have been closely following the litigation around employment status and the ‘gig’ economy, concerning the true employment status of individuals such as cycle couriers, taxi drivers and delivery

Tuesday, 11 September, 2018

Employment law is always throwing up interesting points for UK employment lawyers to consider – and learn from, and a recent case relating to notice of termination of employment is no exception.

Tuesday, 04 September, 2018

An employer may consider that the only immigration issues that apply in the workplace are those connected with recruitment and ensuring that all staff have the right to work in the UK. This is, of course, a big issue for all employers, with fines running to thousands of pounds for those who have not followed the right to work checks correctly.

Friday, 24 August, 2018

Constructive dismissal is a concept that can be confusing to some, and it’s always worth consulting top employment solicitors about any given situation where it is possible that an employee has resigned as a consequence of the behaviour of the employer.

Friday, 24 August, 2018

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of employment) Regulations – otherwise known as TUPE – and the TUPE transfer - have been known to strike fear into the heart of many a UK employment lawyer, not to mention those business owners, directors and HR professionals who ha

Thursday, 23 August, 2018
A sad truth that many UK employment lawyers will recognise is that in discrimination claims, the claimant employee may have experienced many, many acts of discrimination, harassment and victimisation before he or she finally brings an Employment Tribunal claim.
Friday, 17 August, 2018

The concept of philosophical belief is protected by the Equality Act 2010 – and many top employment solicitors will point to the case of Grainger plc v Nicholson as setting out the key principles to be observed when considering an argument of philosophical belief.

Friday, 10 August, 2018

Top employment solicitors are well aware that respecting tribunal rules, including time limits is just as important as the strength of any case before the Employment Tribunal and employment Appeal Tribunal is.

Tuesday, 07 August, 2018

Many UK businesses rely on employing migrant workers to be able to survive – and while this is a great strategy, it’s worth having advice from the best employment lawyer you can find, to make sure you get it right as an employer. 

Friday, 03 August, 2018
Anyone involved in or considering unfair dismissal claims, and, of course, UK employment lawyers, will be aware of the length of service requirement for bringing an unfair dismissal claim. While many potential unfair dismissal claims never get off the ground because the potential claimant does not have the requisite 2 years’ qualifying service, it is particularly frustrating for someone dismissed within mere days of achieving that milestone.
Wednesday, 01 August, 2018

Following the judgment of the Supreme Court in the Pimlico Plumbers case, UK employment lawyers predicted an upsurge in gig economy litigation

Friday, 27 July, 2018

Summary dismissal is one of the most extreme sanctions open to an employer and any UK employment lawyer would caution the dismissal of an employee without notice unless there is clear evidence of gross misconduct.

Tuesday, 24 July, 2018

Ever since the EU Referendum that has led the UK down the path of Brexit, and to the point where the UK will leave the European Union, there has been much discussion amongst UK employment lawyers about what this will mean for employment law.

Monday, 23 July, 2018

London employment law solicitors were reminded again last week just how complex the UK’s minimum wage provisions are.

Thursday, 19 July, 2018

The updated EEA regulations come into force on 24th July 2018 and EEA immigration solicitors will be pleased to see that they bring the conditions under which self-employed

Thursday, 19 July, 2018

Most UK employment lawyers will agree that while the idea of constructive dismissal is an attractive one – the reality is very difficult.

Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

Calculating holiday pay is one of the more complex aspects of being an employer. Many UK employment lawyers will have advised on the different scenarios that arise – and the question of whether voluntary overtime should be included in the calculation for holiday pay has now been considered by the employment Appeal Tribunal.

Tuesday, 10 July, 2018

Many people ask our employment claim solicitors how does the Employment Tribunal work, and whether the Employment Tribunal is fair.

Thursday, 05 July, 2018

One of the latest whistleblowing cases to hit the headlines, and one which the best employment lawyers will be keeping a close eye on, is a challenge based on beliefs.  Our UK employment lawyers take a look at the whistleblowing legislation and this case, in which the vegan claimant argues that his philosophical belief in ethical veganism should be protected under the Equality Act.

Thursday, 05 July, 2018

As many of the best employment lawyers in London will confirm, providing a reference for an employee has become something of an onerous task.

Wednesday, 04 July, 2018

As specialist immigration lawyers and UK employment lawyers, we are often asked about right to work checks and related matters, including the consequences of an employee not having the right to work and unfair dismissal.

Friday, 29 June, 2018

Here in the UK we love a bit of sunshine. In London, office workers fill the parks and green spaces taking lunch breaks far more enthusiastically than ever before, topping up tans before heading back to their desks. But what can an employer do if employees take longer than they are supposed to, or take breaks at unscheduled times.

Friday, 29 June, 2018
Many UK employment lawyers will welcome the decision of the Court of Appeal in this disability discrimination case, City of York Council v Grosset, which clarifies section 15 of the Equality Act. The decision looks at whether an employer must ‘know’ that an employee’s behaviour was a consequence of that employee’s disability, and that the disability was therefore in the employer’s mind at the time of the unfavourable treatment that amounts to the act of disability discrimination.
Wednesday, 27 June, 2018

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