Tags: Tribunal Claim

New study suggests less than one percent of workers have ever read their contract

Only one in 166 workers in the UK has ever read their contract and understand its contents, according to a study by a Yorkshire-based national employment law consultancy which says that this ignorance has led to disciplinary action and dismissal in hundreds of cases. While workers are protected by a raft of employment laws, the Protecting.co.uk…

Officer withdraws claim of discrimination at Tribunal

A police officer who claimed he was moved by his bosses to “a punishment posting” 28 miles from his home after raising concerns about “inconsistent, dangerous or illegal practices” at a force’s driver training unit has abandoned his case at an Employment Tribunal. Andy Holman claimed he was he was bullied and humiliated by his…

Bus driver awarded nearly £60,000 for unfair dismissal

A London bus driver has been awarded nearly £60,000 after it was judged that he was unfairly dismissed from his job after developing diabetes. David Hoggett worked for Abellio London Limited and claimed sick pay after being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. It was revealed that Mr Hoggett took several months to respond to medication…

Eversheds comment: UK tribunal payment for unfair dismissal

In response to news that UK tribunal payment limits for unfair dismissal will increase, Simon Rice-Birchall, Partner at global law firm, Eversheds, comments: “The limit on the amount of a compensatory award increases in relation to any dismissal which takes effect from today to £74,200 from £72,300. The limit on a week’s pay increases from…

Commission helps victimised Royal Mail worker win Tribunal claim

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has helped a worker who whistle-blew on racism to win his discrimination claim against Royal Mail. Mr Abdul Musa settled today for an undisclosed sum in compensation, after the Commission funded his case and represented him at the employment tribunal. The tribunal in Manchester agreed that Mr Musa was…

Changes to unfair dismissal rules

The Government has confirmed two key employment law changes, the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims will increase from one year to two and that a fee system will be introduced for employees who bring tribunal claims. Charles Logan, Director at the leading recruiting expert Hays, comments on the proposed changes to unfair dismissal legislation:…