• Pension Auto Enrolment

    Pension Auto Enrolment  By now you must have seen the adverts on TV and in he papers about the new Pension Auto Enrolment scheme. Lots of employers have now reached their staging date – the date at which they must enrol you into a pension that meets certain criteria. Some employers may not have reached their date […]

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  • National Minimum Wage – National Living Wage

    National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage This month should see a pay increase for anyone on the National Minimum Wage as the top rate increased from £6.50 per hour to £6.70 per hour on 1st October. It would seem that apprentices did the best out of this round of increases as they had an […]

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  • £250,000 damages awarded for maternity discrimination

    Central London Employment Tribunal has ordered YOO Limited to pay £250,000 in damages to an employee after ruling that she was unfairly constructively dismissed and subjected to detrimental treatment because of pregnancy or maternity. Julie Humphryes claimed that she was forced out of her job at the company because of sexist bullying. She alleged that she was marginalised […]

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  • Further challenge to cap on unfair dismissal compensatory awards

    Compromise Agreement Ltd are once again challenging the cap on unfair dismissal compensatory awards.   As you will recall, on 29th July 2013 the compensatory award limits in the Employment Tribunal changed from the statutory cap to the lower of; 1.       The statutory cap (currently £78,335) 2.       52 weeks gross pay. Compromise Agreement Ltd felt […]

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  • Over 45s face age and sex discrimination

    A major report to be published tomorrow has found that women over 45 are being written off by most employers and are being subjected to age and sex discrimination. The research, by Ros Altmann, is Government backed and is based on interviews with HR executives, bosses and employees. Damning evidence of women over 45 being overlooked […]

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  • “Exclusive shoe retailer ignored sexual harassment”

      Central London Employment Tribunal has been hearing claims of sexual harassment, sex discrimination and victimisation against an exclusive shoe retailer, Barker Shoes. The allegations have been made by two female employees who were employed at the company’s flagship store on Regent Street, London.  It is alleged that the store’s retail manager forced saleswomen to […]

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  • TUC guilty of maternity discrimination

      Catherine McClennan was employed by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in a managerial role. The TUC represents 54 British trade unions and campaigns for better workplace rights.  Before she went on maternity leave in early 2012 she says her career was on an upward trajectory. However, when she returned to work following the birth […]

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  • English Cricket Board face unfair dismissal and age discrimination claim

    Two respected cricket umpires have attended a tribunal as part of a claim for unfair dismissal and age discrimination against the national governing body for Cricket, the English Cricket Board, after it forced the pair into retirement. Peter Willey (65) and George Sharp (64) have a combined total of 45 years of umpire experience, and as […]

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  • Workplace comments – sexual harassment or just for fun?

    An employment tribunal in the North East of England has hit the headlines after a female employee claims that her boss made comments about her blonde hair and physical appearance, along with the role of women in general. Ms Carney claims that she felt she had to change the colour of her hair from blonde to […]

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  • Are you an older person looking for work?

    The battle for employers to keep up to speed with new technology and processes, while at the same time employing a diverse workforce continues, with the revelation that many older people are editing their CVs to avoid age discrimination. The Sunday Times recently reported that some people looking for work in their early forties upwards […]

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