employment law

EEOC: NYC Systematically Discriminates Against Minority Women

by Levine and Blit November 19, 2015 Employment Law

A finding by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in response to a 2013 complaint on behalf of more than 1,000 current and former city workers by Local 1180 of the Communication Workers of America has found that New York City has spent the past decades discriminating against entry-level black and Hispanic female employees.  The […]

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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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Sentencing Council review publishes new guidance on health and safety offences

by Direct 2 Lawyers November 20, 2014 Employment Law

A Sentencing Council review has proposed that much tougher sentences for breaches of health and safety could be handed down. The Sentencing Council, which has no legislative powers itself, has recommended that tougher sentences be given for corporate manslaughter offences and that greater fines should be imposed on businesses where health and safety offences result in […]

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Top Seven: World’s Most Bizarre Footballing Accidents

by hellen July 10, 2014 Lawyers

With the World Cup well and truly under way, like it or loathe it, football is the subject that is on everyone’s lips. No matter what you think of the Beautiful Game, you have to admit that a footballer’s life is a pretty enviable one: millions in the bank and a beautiful partner on your […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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NHS managers in London given hundred-thousand-pound golden shake in Government reforms

by Redmans Solicitors November 4, 2013 Employment Law

The Evening Standard has reported that at least four NHS managers have been given payoffs worth more than £200,000 as a result of the Government’s reorganisation of the National Health Service. Details of the payments to former staff members were revealed in the annual report for primary care trusts that has recently been published. The […]

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Sandusky Victims $60 Million Settlement Highlights Leverage Provided by Expert Witnesses in Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

by theexpertinstitute October 31, 2013 Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Pennsylvania State University announced on Monday that they will pay an aggregate of $59.7 million to settle claims from 26 victims of sexual abuse. The university’s former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, was unanimously found guilty of 45 criminal counts relating to the sexual abuse he inflicted upon eight young boys he met at The […]

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Woman loses Employment Tribunal sex discrimination claim after redundancy

by Redmans Solicitors October 31, 2013 Employment Law

A woman who claimed that she was sacked from her job because she was pregnant has lost her battle for compensation in the Employment Tribunal. Ms Rachel Whatmore commenced working for Mann Broadbent Limited in 2008 and at the time of her dismissal in 2012 worked as an accounts handler. The firm, which supplies insurance […]

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Amnesiac police officer makes claim in the Employment Tribunal after sacking

by Redmans Solicitors October 22, 2013 Employment Law

A sacked police community support officer has issued a claim for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination after she was sacked in 2010 for a second disciplinary offence. Ms Rachida Sobhi, 43, was employed by the Metropolitan Police force as a police community support officer in December 2008. Whilst undergoing the vetting process Mr Sobhi was […]

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Secretary wins Employment Tribunal claim after training to be a lawyer

by Redmans Solicitors September 25, 2013 Employment Law

A former secretary who studied to obtain a law degree has won her battle against her former employer at the Employment Tribunal. Alex Gibson, 36, suffered an accident whilst on holiday in Bolivia in 2008 which severely impaired her ability to move her right arm. Two years later she started working as a secretary at […]

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When can your employer lay you off or put you on short-time working?

by Redmans Solicitors September 20, 2013 Employment Law

In situations where your employer may anticipate a seasonal, regular or temporary drop in the amount of work available (seasonal industries such as tourism or where, for example, a restaurant or hotel is being temporarily refurbished) then employers may seek to put their staff on short-time working or lay them off temporarily instead of making […]

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After-school club manager’s dismissal fair, says Employment Tribunal

by Redmans Solicitors September 20, 2013 Employment Law

An after-school club manager has lost her claim for unfair dismissal in the Employment Tribunal against her former employer, Fife Council. Ms Nicola Gardiner worked for Fife Council as an after-school club manager for a number of schools within its authority. In 2010 she went on maternity leave but in October 2010, during her maternity […]

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Why it’s important to appeal your grievance outcome if it’s unsatisfactory

by Redmans Solicitors September 12, 2013 Employment Law

In this post we’re going to take a look at why it’s important to appeal your grievance outcome if the outcome is unsatisfactory to you. There’s three main reasons why you may wish to appeal your grievance outcome: It’s possible that an appeal may resolve your grievance satisfactorily if the initial grievance was rejected If […]

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Ex-Managing Director loses Employment Tribunal claim after being sacked over expenses

by Redmans Solicitors August 26, 2013 Employment Law

The former managing director of a multinational company spent huge amounts of company money on unjustified expenses, an Employment Tribunal has heard. The former employee – who is unnamed, as is the company, for legal reasons – brought an unfair dismissal claim involving victimisation and sexual harassment after he was fired from the company last […]

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Gus Poyet loses appeal against dismissal from Brighton

by Redmans Solicitors July 18, 2013 Employment Law

It was yesterday confirmed by Brighton & Hove Albion football club that Gus Poyet’s appeal against his dismissal for gross misconduct has been rejected. The former Chelsea and Tottenham star – who was also capped 26 times for Uruguay during his playing career – was manager of Brighton & Hove Albion from 2009 to 2013 […]

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