Bill to extend maternity protections passes in House of Commons – The Guardian

Posted February 3rd, 2023 in bills, employment, equality, news, pregnancy, redundancy, sex discrimination, women by michael

‘A push to secure better protection from maternity discrimination has taken a step forward, after a bill extending maternity protections passed its final stage in the House of Commons.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2023

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Sacked Twitter UK staff claim unlawful treatment in ‘sham’ redundancy – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2023 in dismissal, employment tribunals, news, redundancy by sally

‘A group of former workers at Twitter’s UK operation have accused the company of subjecting them to “unlawful, unfair and completely unacceptable” treatment during a “sham” redundancy process.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2023

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Dyslexic M&S worker wins payout after being sacked over mistakes in emails – The Independent

‘A dyslexic Marks and Spencer worker has won more than £50,000 after losing her job following concerns about mistakes in her emails.’

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The Independent, 27th November 2022

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Dismissal was part of firm’s fair redundancy process, judge rules – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A former law firm employee was dismissed because of redundancy measures made necessary during lockdown, an employment tribunal has found.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 25th March 2022

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Lockdown conveyancing redundancy was genuine, tribunal rules – Legal Futures

‘A redundancy exercise run by a law firm in its conveyancing department following the first lockdown in 2020 was genuine, an employment tribunal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 24th March 2022

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Ad men sacked to improve gender pay gap win sex discrimination claim – The Guardian

‘Two white male creative directors at a top London advertising agency have won a sex discrimination claim after a female director vowed to “obliterate” its Mad Men reputation of being full of straight, white men.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2021

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Disabled People’s Employment Are Being Affected by Inequalities – Each Other

‘Despite a pledge to get one million more disabled people into work, the disability employment gap has widened during the pandemic.’

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Each Other, 14th July 2021

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Entrepreneur with “strong views on breastfeeding” unfairly dismissed lawyer – Legal Futures

‘A Russian entrepreneur based in the UK with “strong views on the importance of breastfeeding” unfairly dismissed a lawyer after she took maternity leave, an employment tribunal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 5th May 2021

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S&G lawyer wins unfair dismissal claim – but no damages – Legal Futures

Posted May 4th, 2021 in damages, employment tribunals, news, redundancy, unfair dismissal by tracey

‘A senior costs specialist at Slater & Gordon (S&G) has won a claim for unfair dismissal on one ground but an employment tribunal decided it would not be just to award him damages.’

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Legal futures, 4th May 2021

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Judge criticises firm’s failures in defending solicitor’s dismissal claim – Legal Futures

‘A conveyancing solicitor has won her unfair dismissal and discrimination claim against a well-known Essex law firm by default after it filed its defence two days late.’

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Legal Futures, 26th April 2021

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No TUPE protection for staff after firm’s owner made bankrupt – Legal Futures

‘There was no protection for staff under the TUPE after the sole owner of a law firm was made bankrupt and the practice taken over, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 8th April 2021

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Does the failure to place a redundant employee on an existing “bank” workers list render a dismissal unfair? – 3PB

‘It was common ground between the parties that the claimant had been dismissed for a fair reason, namely redundancy. The point of contention arose from the fact that, at point of dismissal, the respondent had in place a list of workers upon whom it would call upon to
undertake adhoc work as and when needed.’

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3PB, 2nd October 2020

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Does the failure to place a redundant employee on an existing “bank” workers list render a dismissal unfair? – 3PB

Posted October 29th, 2020 in casual workers, employment tribunals, news, redundancy, unfair dismissal by sally

‘It was common ground between the parties that the claimant had been dismissed for a fair reason, namely redundancy. The point of contention arose from the fact that, at point of dismissal, the respondent had in place a list of workers upon whom it would call upon to undertake adhoc work as and when needed.’

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3PB, 2nd October 2020

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Female lawyers anxious over disproportionate impact of Covid – Legal Futures

‘Almost a quarter of women in the profession have not seen their incomes return to pre-Covid levels with one in five still on less than their previous working hours, a survey has found.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd October 2020

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Covid: ‘Perfect storm’ causing employment tribunal backlog – BBC News

Posted October 22nd, 2020 in benefits, coronavirus, delay, employment tribunals, mental health, news, redundancy by sally

‘Concerns are being raised over a Covid-related backlog of tribunal cases involving people who believe they have lost their jobs unfairly.’

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BBC News, 22nd October 2020

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Post-furlough redundancies: ‘It is important that workers know their rights’ – St Philips Barristers

Posted October 21st, 2020 in chambers articles, coronavirus, employment, news, redundancy by sally

‘The coronavirus pandemic has caused a wealth of uncertainty for both employers and employees.’

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St Philips Barristers, 15th October 2020

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What does the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme mean for employers? – Doughty Street Chambers

Posted August 27th, 2020 in coronavirus, dismissal, employment, health & safety, news, redundancy, remuneration by sally

‘The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) is winding down in advance of its complete closure on 31 October 2020. This short article will discuss some of the practical and legal challenges that employers face in bringing workers back to work and how these can be met.’

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Doughty Street Chambers, 26th August 2020

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Was an employee who resigned as a result of a restructuring exercise constructively unfairly dismissed? – 3PB

Posted August 11th, 2020 in constructive dismissal, news, redundancy, unfair dismissal by sally

‘In a restructuring exercise the Respondent employer had sought to “map” the Claimant into a new role and did not treat her as redundant. The Claimant did not agree that her original role mapped to the new role and did not believe the new role was suitable for her. She considered it a role with lower status, fewer senior responsibilities, and a change of job content; she did not believe that it was 70% similar to her existing job. She resigned in protest, claiming constructive unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and a redundancy payment. The ET found that the new role was significantly different to the old role, and that the Respondent had breached the implied term of trust and confidence when it failed to consult, failed properly to assess the roles, and failed properly to address the Claimant’s grievance and appeal. The employer appealed. The EAT found that the ET was entitled to find that the Claimant was constructively dismissed. However, in finding that the dismissal was unfair, the ET had failed to direct itself that this was a separate issue, failed to address the issue of reason for dismissal and fairness, and/or failed to give proper reasons for its conclusion that the dismissal was unfair. There was, in fact, no disagreement between the parties that, if there was a dismissal, the reason was redundancy. The case would be remitted to the ET (to the same Employment Judge) to determine whether the dismissal on grounds of redundancy was unfair. The claims of wrongful dismissal and for a redundancy payment remained to be heard in the ET.’

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3PB, 3rd August 2020

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Redundancy pay to be protected for furloughed workers – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2020 in coronavirus, news, redundancy, remuneration by sally

‘Furloughed workers losing their jobs will be eligible for redundancy pay based on their normal wages – not the furlough rate – from Friday.’

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BBC News, 30th July 2020

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What is redundancy, who can be made redundant and what are my rights? – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2020 in coronavirus, employment, news, redundancy by sally

‘Job losses are climbing as businesses feel the financial effects of the coronavirus crisis.

What are your rights if you are made redundant?’

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BBC News, 24th July 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk