Tackling sexual harassment at work

Following on from the large number of sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood, the social media campaign #MeToo has highlighted that sexual harassment is a common occurrence across workplaces.  In addition, many have also said that they don't know any women who haven't been the subject...

The end of tribunal fees… for now.

On 26th July, Unison was finally successful in their case against the government.  The Supreme Court made a ruling that employment tribunal fees were unlawful. Tribunal fees were introduced in July 2013 and an employee who wanted to claim unfair dismissal or discrimination had had to...

Workers v self-employed?

There have been a number of landmark cases recently in which people working in the so-called "gig" economy have been found to be workers, and therefore have access to various rights.  Typically these are individuals who work for a service organisation, and are paid for...

Getting racists fired…

A Tumblr blog called Racists getting fired (and getting racists fired) has claimed another victim in the USA recently, according to the BBC.  Chris Rincon, who used to work at Jet Set car wash in Houston, Texas, was fired after posting an offensive slur against...

Sweet success for Sugar

Stella English has failed to win her employment tribunal case against Alan Sugar.  She was claiming constructive dismissal as she said that she had no real role in Lord Sugar's empire.  She was paid £100,000 p.a. for a role at the IT firm Viglen after...