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Engineer wins appeal against employer monitoring his emails

An engineer who was dismissed after his employer monitored his emails has won his appeal that his right to privacy had been breached. The case involved a Romanian company that set up an IT system and Yahoo messenger account to enable employees to send...

Postman awarded £22,000 after his flexible hours were changed

A postman has been awarded £22,000 compensation after his arrangement to work flexible hours was altered without his agreement. The Employment Tribunal heard that Adam Gregory had worked for Royal Mail for more than 20 years. Following his divorce in...

Up to 1 in 5 minimum wage workers 'could be underpaid'

Up to 1 in 5 minimum wage workers may be receiving less than their legal entitlement, according to research by the Low Pay Commission (LPC). Between 305,000 and 580,000 people could be affected. Most of them are female, part-time and hourly paid. Thousands...

Use of new technology 'didn't remove TUPE responsibility'

A company’s decision to use new technology to bring one of its services back in house did not remove its responsibility under TUPE to hire workers affected by the change. That was the decision of the Employment Tribunal in the case of Anglo Beef...

Dismissal of surgeon following 20-month absence ruled unfair

The dismissal of a surgeon who took 20 months’ unauthorised absence after falling out with colleagues has been ruled unfair. The case involved a consultant neurosurgeon whose relationship with other medical staff broke down after they made allegations...

Director wins appeal against penalties for late tax return

A company director has won his appeal against penalties imposed by HMRC for failing to submit a self-assessment tax return on time. The tribunal held that it was not the responsibility of a director to register for self-assessment and send a personal...

First gender pay gap figures published under new rules

The Department of Education (DoE) is the first government body to publish its gender pay gap figures. Other departments, together with large companies, are expected to follow over the next six months. In April, the UK became one of the first countries in...

Bereaved parents to get paid leave so they can grieve

Parents who suffer the death of a child would receive statutory paid leave to grieve, under a proposed new law being supported by the government. Currently there is no legal requirement for employers to provide paid leave for grieving parents. The Parental...

Employee jailed after revealing company information

An employee has been jailed for six weeks after breaching a court injunction prohibiting him from revealing confidential company information. The issue arose after the company lost a contract to a competitor. It brought a claim against the employee...

HMRC sends warning to employers after Rangers tax ruling

HMRC officials are urging employers running employee benefit trusts to come forward following the Supreme Court ruling against the company that formerly owned Rangers football club. They say there could be wide-ranging implications for businesses that...
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