Tags: Payouts

Woolies and Ethel Austin workers Court of Appeal hearing timetabled

Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett has welcomed the timetabling of a Court of Appeal hearing in which the Government is trying to stop former employees of Woolworth’s and Ethel Austin from receiving justice. It will be on 21 or 22 January 2014. John Hannett – Usdaw General Secretary says: “We remain disappointed that the Government…

A third of Employment Tribunal awards are never paid

New government commissioned research has found that over half of individuals awarded a pay out following an Employment Tribunal hearing do not receive their award in full. The Payment of Tribunal Awards 2013 study, carried out by IFF Research, examined whether awards were paid, reasons for non-payment and the effect of enforcement action. One of…

Comment on the Sharon Shoesmith settlement

Eyebrows have certainly been raised by reports that a £600,000 settlement sum is to be paid to Sharon Shoesmith who was the head of Haringey Children’s Services at the time of the death of Baby P. However, the large pay-out is not compensation for an ordinary unfair dismissal claim brought in the Employment Tribunal (where…

Figures display low unfair dismissal payouts

The most recent Ministry of Justice Employment Tribunal statistics show that the average compensation payout for unfair dismissal is just £4,560 and only 2% of unfair dismissal awards exceed £50,000. So despite Business Secretary Vince Cable’s plans to lower the cap on unfair dismissal awards, these new statistics show that very few awards reach the…

Ownership clause in contract could bring £600,000 payout

The Chief Executive of Cable & Wireless, stands to make £600,000 after working for the company for less than three months. The technology company could be sold to Vodafone, which would reportedly trigger a clause in Gavin Darby’s contract. In the event of a change of ownership the executive is entitled to receive a year’s…