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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...

Court rejects 'dishonest' husband's bid to reduce divorce payments

A husband described in court as “blatantly dishonest” has failed in his attempt to reduce the amount he must pay his wife as part of their divorce settlement. During the divorce proceedings, the husband had claimed to be in a dire financial...

Bus driver sacked for running red light wins employment claim

A bus driver with an “exemplary record” who was sacked for going through traffic lights when they were on red has won his unfair dismissal claim. The Employment Tribunal heard that Abdul Jabber had worked for National Express West Midlands for...

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...

Some rich fathers 'are paying too little in child support'

A leading judge has called for reforms to prevent rich fathers manipulating their finances to reduce the amount they pay towards their children’s upbringing. The call follows a change in the law in 2012 that means maintenance payments are based only...

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...

Health Secretary looks forward to a cure for dementia

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has posed the question of whether we might find a cure for dementia in near future. Speaking on World Alzheimer’s Day he said: “This is the question that for years no one has dared to ask. We assumed – wrongly...

Employees who worked for insolvent firms may be due extra pay

Employees who worked for a company that became insolvent may be due extra holiday pay dating back several years. The Insolvency Service (IS) is contacting potential claimants after the Employment Appeal Tribunal decided that holiday pay should take...

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...
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