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Man who shared competitor's food offer on social media "unfairly dismissed"

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A man who was dismissed for sharing a competitor firm’s food offer on social media has won an employment tribunal against his former employer, the CIPD has reported. The Manchester Employment Tribunal heard how Michael Hayward had worked for butchers...

Acas Early Conciliation and getting the employer's name right

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If a director was named on the ACAS Early Conciliation form and the company an Employment Tribunal Claim Form, should the claim be allowed to proceed (as this was a minor error)? No, held the Employment Appeals Tribunal in the case of Giny v SNA Transport...

Voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay calculations, says EAT

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Regular voluntary overtime must be included when calculating holiday pay, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has agreed. Holiday pay is calculated pro-rata, currently 5.6 times your usual working week. The same applies to paid overtime, but this new...

Employers obliged to consult with trade unions on workplace changes, rules Court of Appeal

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Employers will be obliged to consult with trade unions around any workplaces issues that could affect workers, according to new guidance from the Court of Appeal. The trade union Unison brought the case alongside two park police officers who had been made...

New Bill to allow grieving parents paid statutory leave

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The Government has presented a new bill which, if successful, will allow grieving parents the right to statutory leave. The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill will ensure that parents who have suffered the death of a child will receive paid...

Court of Appeal rules on "public interest" test case

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The Court of Appeal has ruled on a significant test case in relation to whistleblowing and public interest. In Chesterton Global Ltd and another v Nurmohamed , the case considers the approach to be taken by tribunals when deciding if a disclosure is...

Workers feel powerless

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The Taylor Report on employment in the UK, published today (July 11), has said that it should be made easier for workers to insist that their employers sit down and consult with them. In the course of the 10-month review, one of the key problems that...

Male employee succeeds in sex discrimination claim

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Mr Ali was employed by Capita Customer Management Ltd (Capita). Female employees were entitled to maternity pay comprising 14 weeks’ basic pay followed by 25 weeks’ SMP. Male employees were entitled to two weeks’ paid ordinary paternity...

Extend NMW legislation to self-employed, says Resolution

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Self-employed workers suffering from extremely low pay should be entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW), a charity has claimed. The Resolution Foundation says about half of the 4.8 million people classified as self-employed are low-paid and earn less...

Employees losing almost £3bn a year

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Recent research has found that British workers lose almost £3bn a year in unpaid wages and holiday, with recruitment agencies being amongst the most likely to be wrongly paying staff. According to a report from Middlesex University, which forms part...

Workers can claim compensation if not allowed to take holidays

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The European Union’s Advocate General has informed the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that workers are entitled to paid leave and can claim compensation if they are not allowed to take holidays. Giving his opinion about a case involving a UK window...