64% Increase in Employment Tribunals since 2017

64% Increase in Employment Tribunals   Employment Tribunal.   An employment tribunal (ET) case is not a process any employer or employee enjoys being involved in. ET’s can be a lengthy, costly and emotionally draining legal obligation, which can leave both business and personal relationships in shatters.   A simplistic understanding of an ET is… Continue reading

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Judge finds women was unreasonably dismissed after IVF treatment.

IVF Pregnancy Treatment Baby Birth Wrok Employee Maternity

Judge finds women was unreasonably dismissed after IVF treatment.   A recent employment tribunal case has finalised, in which an administrative assistant who received in vitro fertilisation (IVF) was unreasonably dismissed after she told her employer she was pregnant.   The employment tribunal (ET) which took place in Birmingham heard that Gita Karavadra, who at… Continue reading

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Apprentice wins breach of contract claim

Apprentice wins breach of contract claim   An apprentice who’s placement was ended early has received £25,000 compensation, the maximum that can be given for this type of infringement, for a breach of contract.   In the court case details, ‘Kinnear’ as the apprentice is referred to, was taken on as a trainee roof tiler… Continue reading

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Risk of tribunals increases with rise of flexible, insecure contracts, finds research

Study shows lack of control over work patterns harms employee mental health Employers could be facing a raft of employment tribunal claims from ‘the new workforce’ as research has found that ‘manager controlled flexible scheduling’ has a clear impact on employee mental health. According to research from the University of Cambridge, rising job insecurity and… Continue reading

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