Fees in employment tribunals

Employment tribunal fees Those of us who advise and provide representation in employment matters have been expecting, with some...

Young workers

Young workers and health and safety Factors known to contribute to the vulnerability of young workers are their inexperience, lack of...

Changes to employment law

Changes to employment law The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, which received the Royal Assent on April 25, has significantly...

Key changes in Employment Law in 2012

2012 is a year that many have been anticipating more than most. For many Britons, the promise of the Olympics coming to London in the...

Employment Tribunal Statistics

Last month, the Ministry of Justice has released statistics from the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal, covering the...

Unfair dismissal

The law of unfair dismissal in the United Kingdom operates, essentially, to protect employees from being dismissed for no good reason....

Corporate manslaughter prosecution

R v Lion Steel Equipment Ltd (2012) Manchester Crown Court, July 20 In May 2008 Steven Berry, an employee of Lion Steel, a company which...

Corporate Manslaughter

Second conviction since 2008 JMW Farms Limited, a Northern Irish farming company, has been fined following its conviction for corporate...

Legal Aid and Charity

No society can legitimately call itself civilised if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means. Aneurin Bevan 1947....

Employment of children: Beecroft

In 1815 Robert Owen toured the main factories of Britain. He observed that “in some large factories from one-fourth to one-fifth of the...

Wasted costs in Employment Tribunals

Employment law advisers should be well aware of the risk of wasted costs orders in the employment tribunal, and should take note of the...

Employment Tribunal jurisdiction

Work overseas Case Ravat v Halliburton Manufacturing and Services Ltd [2012] UKSC 1 Statute reference Employment Rights Act 1996,...

Pressure to dilute employment rights

Those of us who offer legal advice in Bristol, and particularly those who profess expertise in employment law, need to consider their...

Employment law reforms

“V” for Vendetta In a recent speech, David Cameron lauded the ease with which employees, in the UK, can legally be fired, relative to...

Employment law reforms

Anyone giving legal advice in Bristol, and more specifically those providing employment law advice, needs to be aware that the scope of...

Racial harassment

Liability of local authority: delay by employment tribunal Employment law advisers need to be aware of the decision of the Employment...

Resolving workplace disputes

The Government recently published its Response to the Consultation on Resolving Workplace Disputes. In it, the Government indicated a...

Health and safety offences:level of fines

Employment law advisers in Bristol, and in the whole of the United Kingdom, should be aware of the decision of the Scottish High Court in...

Migrant workers

Migrant workers Since the enlargement of the European Union, with the general principle that citizens of EU states have the right of free...