A trivial comment or blasphemy?

In Heafield v Times Newspapers Limited an Employment Tribunal was concerned with the practical application of protection from religious discrimination. Mr Heafield worked as a sub-editor, proofing and finalising articles for publication in what was undoubtedly a high pressure environment. Stories would be given abbreviated names for quick reference. On the evening in question one…

it’s not unusual…

It’s not unusual for there to be parallel proceedings in both the High Court and in the Employment Tribunal – for example, an unfair dismissal claim and a claim for breach of contract for a highly paid employee. In such circumstances, it’s usual for the tribunal case to be put on hold while the High…

"employee ownership" – full steam ahead

Readers of last month’s newsletter are aware of my serious reservations about them; however, no review of recent employment law news would be complete without at least a passing reference to the new proposals to introduce a new “employee-owner” status, which after a very short consultation period, are being rushed through with what some might…

feeling left out?

Tamang v ACT is an illustration of the importance of careful drafting – and of the importance of not making assumptions. The case arose after a pair of security guards claimed that they had been unfairly dismissed for a TUPE related reason after a service provision change, and that they had not been consulted about…