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Crisis in the tribunals: the government must act

The employment tribunal system is in crisis and the government must act now to avoid a meltdown, lawyers say. New figures show that the Supreme...

ET claims rise, says MoJ

New figures from the Ministry of Justice show that single ET claims have increased this quarter. Receipts, disposals and caseload outstanding all increased, by...

Employment Tribunal crisis

Since the Supreme Court ruled Employment Tribunal fees were unlawful, figures show that the number of claims has doubled. However, employer lawyers warn that the...

Caught by the court

When it comes to workplace disputes involving ill-health, both employees, employers and their professional advisers will usually be thinking about the prospect of going...

Five things we learnt in employment law this week (24 March)

When calculating the time limit for bringing a claim, no account should be taken of time when the claim was with ACAS for...

Five things we learnt in employment law (16 December).

HMRC has published draft clauses for the Finance Bill 2017.   These include changes to the taxation of termination payments, changes to salary sacrifice...

Sexual Harassment in the workplace – five things employers can do...

Allegations of sexual harassment are often one of the most widely reported HR stories covered by the media when they come before an Employment...

‘Can’t be that serious because you didn’t suspend me’

It is a commonly held belief that you cannot fairly dismiss an employee for Gross Misconduct if you have not firstly suspended them. Employees...

Shared parental leave: the employment solicitor’s view

Shared parental leave is a point of discussion this week, with HRs, employment lawyers and employers, not to mention employees, expecting a child. So,...

16 fines imposed on employers for breaching employment rights with aggravating...

Since 6 April 2014 Employment Judges have had the power to issue a fine (in addition to any compensation awarded to the employee) where...