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Inadequate Resources and a Constructive Dismissal Claim Yield £44,000 Settlement for College Lecturer

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Our Top Employment Law Articles From March 2024

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Loneliness, a pervasive issue affecting older individuals globally, has gained attention in various contexts.  From innovative solutions in Dutch supermarkets to the unique challenges faced...

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Lawyer with IBS Faces Recruitment Termination; ET Awards £23,000

In a recent judgement, the Employment Tribunal ordered a law firm to pay about £23,000 as compensation. In this about £6000 was for pecuniary...

ET Asks Royal Mail to Compensate an Employee if They Have a “Shred of Decency”

After being subject to a bullying campaign and suffering through stress and anxiety, ET has recommended that Royal Mail compensate employees with over £100,00....

Vodafone Employee Compensated After Being Asked Inappropriate Sex Questions

In a recent case, Ms C v Thistle Communications Ltd, an employee was compensated with over £30,000. The Employment Tribunal found that the employee...

Big Win for Mum with No Legal Training – ET awards £60K

Donna Patterson, a mum of two, has been awarded £60K after representing herself in the Employment Tribunal. She has no legal training but was...

Boss Who Wanted “Slim” Workers Slapped with Harassment Suit After Calling Office Assistant “Fatty”

In a recent case in front of an Employment Tribunal, an employee slapped a harassment and victimisation lawsuit on her employer. She claimed her...

Tax Expert Receives £100,000 Payout After She was Sacked Over Gender Critical Tweets

In a surprising turn of events, Maya Forstater, researcher and tax expert, received over £100,000 from an Employment Tribunal after her case was reheard...

EAT Overturns ETs Decision Regarding Teacher’s Dismissal Over LGBTQIA+ Beliefs

In a case that dates back to September 2020, a teaching assistant was sacked after she posted homophobic and prejudiced views about the LGBTQIA+...

ET Goes Against Military Court, Rules in Favour of RAF Corporal

In a recent case, an RAF airwoman was sexually harassed by a colleague, following which, she left the air force. Despite the military court...

Could Fitness-Related Office Perks Improve Employee Productivity?

Enhancing employee productivity often comes from workplace benefits that effectively support employees in their daily lives. One emerging trend that's gaining considerable attention is...

Gap Between Working Parents Needs and Employer Support Continues to Grow

The support working parents need is vastly different to what they are getting. That’s according to Bright Horizons’ annual Modern Families Index survey, which...

Allergies and Office Dogs: What to Keep in Mind When Starting a Pet-Friendly Office

In recent years, the trend of having office dogs has gained considerable traction. This is part of companies seeking innovative ways to enhance workplace...

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