Tags: tribunals

Aggrieved Tuck Shop worker attacks school caretaker and vandalises cricket pitch

The Daily Mail reports on a former tuck shop worker, Miss Stokes, who won an employment tribunal case for unfair dismissal against her employer of 17 years, Shrewsbury school. She claimed she was unfairly dismissed for trade union activity and she claimed to have been sexually assaulted by a female colleague. However, she was not…

Complaining against a bad employer has become too expensive for many workers

Employers who bully, harass or cheat their workers out of their wages are increasingly likely to escape punishment as people wronged at work are prevented from seeking justice by the high cost of taking a tribunal case, says the TUC. Citing the new figures published by the Ministry of Justice yesterday, the TUC said that…

Nikki Duncan: Easier to hire or fire?

For the last couple of years the Coalition have been introducing a range of measures designed to allay employer fear about being faced with Tribunal claims. This drive is based on concern that such fear was impeding business growth, with employers too cautious to recruit, and/or to address capability issues in the work force. The…

Acas urges employers to avoid tribunals by preparing for new National Minimum Wage

Workplace experts Acas are alerting employers about new National Minimum Wage rates that will come into force next week on Tuesday 1 October 2013. Last year there were 500 employment tribunal claims concerning the national minimum wage and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) also identified 736 employers who had failed to pay the wage. The new…