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The economic tort of inducing breach of contract

by Redmans Solicitors September 14, 2015 Employment Law

Economic torts under the law of England and Wales refer to the group of causes of actions that protect people from unlawful interference with their trade or business. There are five main sub-types of economic tort (although there are others): knowing inducement of breach of contract; causing loss by unlawful means; conspiracy; dishonest assistance in breach […]

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Company director fined for illegally accessing EE’s databases

by Redmans Solicitors December 11, 2014 Employment Law

The Information Commissioner’s Office has reported that a company director has been heavily fined by the courts after he was found guilty of illegally accessing and using information belonging to another company. Mr Matthew Devlin, 25, was prosecuted by the ICO after he illegally gained access to Everything Everywhere’s (“EE”) customer database by pretending to […]

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Oldham manufacturer fined over £100,000 after death of worker

by Redmans Solicitors November 20, 2014 Employment Law

An Oldham manufacturing company has been ordered to pay over £100,000 in fines and costs after one of its employees was killed in a workplace accident. Refinery Supplies Limited, a business specializing in the manufacturing of kettles for the zinc and lead smelting industries, was ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £125,000 by the […]

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Waste firm heavily fined after contractor’s arm severed in workplace accident

by Redmans Solicitors October 20, 2014 Personal Injury

A Scottish waste recycling firm has been heavily fined by the courts after a worker’s arm was severed in a workplace accident. Steve Dawson, who was 28 at the age of the accident, was employed as a line supervisor for Lowmac Alloys Limited at its premises at the Oldhall West Industrial Estate when the accident […]

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Tinder settles sexual harassment claim against co-founder of app firm

by Redmans Solicitors September 23, 2014 Employment Law

A company which owns the rights to a popular online dating “app” has settled a claim after one of the female co-founders alleged that she had been sexually harassed by her former boyfriend and colleague at the firm. Whitney Wolfe, 24, made her claim for sexual harassment against IAC, the company that owns the rights to […]

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Trainee chef loses sex discrimination claim against top Welsh restaurant

by Redmans Solicitors May 9, 2014 Employment Law

A teenager employed as a trainee chef at a prestigious Welsh restaurant has failed in her claims at an Employment Tribunal and has been criticized for the nature of her evidence. Ms Chloe Maisey, 19, worked as a trainee pastry chef at The Hardwick in Abergavenny for three months last year until she resigned from […]

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Business heavily fined after employee crushed in accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors April 17, 2014 Accident Claims Law

A Scottish company has been heavily fined after a Health and Safety Executive investigation found that breaches of health and safety standards had caused serious injuries to a worker. The Angus-based company was fined £10,000 by a Scottish court after a worker was crushed whilst in the course of employment in November 2012, causing him […]

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ACAS early conciliation service launches

by Redmans Solicitors April 9, 2014 Employment Law

As of 6 April 2014, ACAS have launched their new “early conciliation” service for claimants. Under the early conciliation scheme, from 6 April 2014 potential claimants in the Employment Tribunal may engage with ACAS before issuing their claim in order to attempt to settle their outstanding claim(s). This scheme is non-compulsory from 6 April to […]

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Firm heavily fined after serious accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors March 25, 2014 Employment Law

A Staffordshire firm has been heavily fined after a worker suffered serious injuries as a result of a workplace accident, according to a report by the Health and Safety Executive (“HSE”). The unidentified worker – who asked not to be identified by the HSE – was working for Thomas Bolton Limited when the accident occurred […]

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Polish labourer wins Employment Tribunal claim after being told to “go back to your country”

by Redmans Solicitors March 18, 2014 Law

A Polish labourer has won his Employment Tribunal claim against his former employer after he was subjected to racially- and religiously-discriminatory comments and unfairly dismissed. Mr Daniel Brzezinski, of Polish national origin, worked for Alan, Lee, and Dale Edgar (trading as “Edgar Contracts”) from March 2011 until he was dismissed in January 2013. He subsequently […]

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Firm fined over £250,000 after death of worker

by Redmans Solicitors March 4, 2014 Personal Injury

A London firm has been ordered to pay over £250,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed by a large concrete beam falling on him whilst he was working on a construction project. Bouygues UK Limited has been fined over £250,000 after one of its workers was killed in the accident at work […]

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Company heavily fined after worker’s death

by Redmans Solicitors January 21, 2014 Employment Law

A Welsh company has been heavily fined after a worker died as a result of breaches of UK health and safety legislation. Mr Ahmet Yakar, 52, was struck by heavy falling boxes whilst he was working for Morganite Electrical Carbon Limited in Swansea on 19 July 2011. On the day in question Mr Yakar – […]

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Use of compromise agreements by school and council in Norfolk revealed

by Redmans Solicitors January 20, 2014 Employment Law

Find out more about compromise agreements/settlement agreements here. Post to follow.

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Employment Appeal Tribunal decision reinforces need for speed with appeals

by Redmans Solicitors January 13, 2014 Employment Law

A case reported by the Plymouth Herald demonstrates why individuals and businesses should seek legal advice and appeal Employment Tribunal judgments that they’re unhappy with straight away. The news report covers a recent Employment Tribunal claim made by Mr Martin Withers against The Glassblowing House Limited. The claim, apparently based on disability discrimination and an […]

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Partially-blind man told he can go ahead with Employment Tribunal claim

by Redmans Solicitors January 9, 2014 Employment Law

A partially-blind man has made a ‘whistleblowing’ claim in the Employment Tribunal after he alleged that he was dismissed last year because he had submitted complaints regarding health and safety in the workplace. Mr Alan Chalk, a former clinical support worker at Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, submitted his Employment Tribunal claim for […]

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NHS worker wins unfair dismissal Employment Tribunal claim

by Redmans Solicitors December 30, 2013 Employment Law

A former hospital worker who was sacked from her job at the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust for a concerted period of sickness absence has won  her Employment Tribunal claim. Ms Karen Marsha, a former senior pharmacy technician at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, started working for the NHS Trust in 1980, but was forced […]

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Business heavily fined after worker killed by falling tree

by Redmans Solicitors December 19, 2013 Accident Claims Law

An estate in Scotland has been heavily fined and ordered to pay costs after a worker was killed in an accident at work. Buccleuch Estates Limited was fined £140,000 by the Sheriff’s Court after one of its workers was killed by a falling tree in January 2011. Mr Ross Findlay, who was then aged 49, […]

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Oil trader loses wrongful dismissal claim in High Court

by Redmans Solicitors December 16, 2013 Employment Law

A former oil trader at a well-known natural resource company has lost his High Court claim for wrongful dismissal and has been ordered to pay substantial costs. Mr Andrew Kearns, 38, was sacked by Glencore UK Limited in October 2010 after he failed to turn up to a series of business meetings on a business trip. […]

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Firm prosecuted after serious workplace accident

by Redmans Solicitors December 11, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A Port Talbot-based firm has been heavily fined by the Neath Magistrates’ Court after it pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches that led to serious injury to one of its workers. Envases (UK) Ltd was fined and ordered to pay costs amounting cumulatively to almost £20,000 after one of its workers, Mrs Gaynor Gordon, […]

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Firm heavily fined after fatal accident at work

by Redmans Solicitors December 5, 2013 Personal Injury

A firm has been heavily fined after being found guilty of health and safety offences at work which led to a fatal injury to one of its employees. Mapei UK Limited was fined over £170,000 and may have to pay a substantial costs bill after the Wolverhampton Crown Court found it guilty of health and […]

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Woman who called colleague “whore” on Twitter fails in Employment Tribunal claim

by Redmans Solicitors December 2, 2013 Employment Law

A woman who called a colleague of hers a “whore” on Twitter has failed in her unfair dismissal claim in the Employment Tribunal. Ms Doreen Reilly commenced employment with the Co-operative supermarket in Cupar in 1994 and worked as a shop assistant. In August 2011 there was an incident at the Cupar Co-operative where Ms […]

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Engineering firm prosecuted after the death of Preston worker

by Redmans Solicitors November 29, 2013 Personal Injury

An engineering firm has been heavily fined after it pleaded guilty to health and safety offences at the Preston Crown Court. Assystems UK Limited was ordered to pay over £200,000 in fines and costs after the death of Mr Liam O’Neill in an accident at work in Bamber Bridge on 12 March 2011. On the […]

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Banker could be awarded millions after winning Employment Tribunal claim

by Redmans Solicitors November 20, 2013 Employment Law

A former banker at a giant Russian bank could be awarded millions after she won her Employment Tribunal claims for – among other things – sexual harassment, gender-related harassment and victimization. Ms Svetlana Lokhova worked in the London office of Russian firm Sberbank until she resigned, claiming that she had been subjected to bullying and […]

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Firm fined £200,000 after worker killed by truck in course of employment

by Redmans Solicitors November 18, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A wood recycling company has been fined £200,000 after a worker was killed after being struck by a lorry in the course of employment and then run over. Mr Raymond Burns, 43, worked for UK Wood Recycling Limited, a wood recycling company, as a load inspector until the fatal accident on 19 December 2012. On […]

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Brass-supplying firm fined after worker almost loses hand in accident

by Redmans Solicitors November 5, 2013 Personal Injury

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that a Norfolk partnership has been fined after a worker almost lost a hand in an accident at work. Mr Gavin Nobes, 41, worked at Marshall Brass, a UK-based suppliers of individually crafted brass and iron interior furniture fittings, until his accident on 27 February 2012. On the day in […]

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