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Unite is launching legal action on behalf of over 1,800 Monarch workers who lost their jobs when the firm went into administration this week. The union said it was lodging employment tribunal proceedings over a failure to consult on redundancies. “Through no fault of their own, former Monarch workers are out...
The Uber appeal is underway, as the taxi app fights the landmark ruling that its drivers must be given basic workers' rights. In October 2016, drivers James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam won a major case, at an employment tribunal, which found that they should be classed as workers. This meant that...
In the UK, it is automatically unfair to terminate employment in connection with pregnancy. Pregnant workers are also protected from discrimination because of pregnancy under the Equality Act 2010, But the European Advocate General's opinion in the case of Porras Guisado v Bankia SA and others (Case C-102/16) raises questions...
The Central London Employment Tribunal has today found that a group of Addison Lee drivers were workers. The latest gig-economy ruling, which will reportedly affect thousands of Addison Lee drivers, found that a group of Addison Lee drivers were not self-employed but are workers who are entitled to essential workers’...
GMB, the union, claims an historic victory for workers’ rights and passenger safety, after Transport for London (TfL) today refused to renew Uber’s license to operate in the capital. The decision follows GMB’s legal victory over Uber, forcing company to defend their record on drivers' employment rights and public safety. Earlier...
Men in the UK would like to work more flexibly, according to new research. Four in five of the men surveyed by the consultancy, Timewise, said they would prefer more control over their working hours or already work flexibly. This  ‘busts the mum myth’ says the consultancy, pointing out that...
GMB a union which represents taxi and professional drivers is today teaming up with SumOfUs (a global consumer group that campaigns to hold big corporations accountable) to hand in a 100,000-strong mass petition to City Hall. The petition calls on Transport for London (TfL) to force Uber to ‘respect workers’...
Employers cannot ‘reduce private social life in the workplace to zero’, says the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in today’s landmark judgment. Judges examined the case of Bărbulescu v. Romania, which concerned the decision of a private company to dismiss an employee after monitoring his electronic communications and accessing...
The majority of Britain’s biggest companies still have no ethnic minority presence and gender diversity is moving backwards in more industries than it is moving forward according to a new report. Despite government recommendations that no FTSE 100 board should be exclusively white by 2020, the Green Park’s Leadership 10,000...
All jobs should be advertised as available for flexible working, and greater support should be given to fathers to play more of a role in child care, says the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Releasing its strategy for tackling gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps, the Commission says that the...