Unfair Dismissal

Parliament Has Spent Over £100,000 Fighting Employment Tribunals

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Politics

Update: The House of Commons said it had records of 8 employment tribunal causes involving MPs' staff since May 2010, but refused to disclose any mor...

12-Month Cap For Unfair Dismissal Claims To Come In This Year

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

Trade Unions have reacted angrily to proposals set to come into force that will limit the amount employment tribunals can pay out in unfair dismissal ...

Out of the Blue: Osborne's Employee/Owner Proposal has More Questions Than Answers

Lucy Bone | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Politics
Lucy Bone

My prediction is that many employers, especially smaller firms, will see the Employee/Owner contract as bringing little marginal benefit. They will prefer to avoid another swathe of administrative cost and stick with the risks they know.

Sacked For Being Pregnant

PA | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

An art teacher who was unfairly sacked after becoming pregnant has been awarded a £33,900 payout, a teaching union has said. Rebecca Raven, 32, wa...

Employment Law - Is it Time to Think the Unthinkable?

Martin Edwards | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Politics
Martin Edwards

Is it time to think the unthinkable about the way we employ people in Britain? The question is prompted by the leaking of Adrian Beecroft's controversial report to the government, which recommends sweeping changes to aspects of UK employment law.

Will Changes to Unfair Dismissal Legislation Create a 'Hire and Fire' Culture?

Claire Morley-Jones | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK
Claire Morley-Jones

Since 6 April 2012, employees can now only contest being struck off on the grounds of unfair dismissal after two years' continuous employment. It is part of a range of measures by the Government to help boost recruitment in tough times and get the jobs market moving.

Driver Fired For Feeding Lamb To Labrador Wins Unfair Dismissal Case

PA | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

A driver sacked by a multimillionaire racehorse owner for feeding a piece of leftover lamb to an ailing Labrador has won a claim for unfair dismissal....

Teacher Sacked For 'Saving' Pupil From Sex Pest Gets Payout

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A deputy headteacher who was sacked for "mistreating" a pupil after she rescued him from a sex pest has received compensation. Deborah Ellis was di...

Why the Government is Wrong to Change Unfair Dismissal Rules

Sarah Veale | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK Politics
Sarah Veale

The latest proposal that Whitehall are supposedly considering is the rowing back of rights against unfair dismissal. It's worth having a quick recap of what this is, in order to assess whether it really is holding our economy back.

Scrapping Unfair Dismissal Law Is 'Price Worth Paying' Report Urges

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Politics

Proposals contained in a report commissioned by David Cameron to scrap unfair dismissal laws have been savaged by the Liberal Democrats and trade unio...