Employment Articles

Pregnant worker unfairly dismissed after director's 'panic about HR issues'

An office worker was subjected to a ‘hostile, humiliating and offensive environment’ after she informed her employers that she was pregnant shortly after joining the company. Eilise Walker started working for Arco Environmental in November 2017,...

Woman asked for massage by boss wins sexual harassment claim

A woman who was repeatedly asked to massage her managing director has won a sexual harassment claim. Emma Woolf worked as a sales manager for thermal cooling material provider, Universal Science. When she booked a two bedroom flat for a trade show,...

Npower failed to make adjustments for autistic employee

An analyst who suffered with autism was discriminated against by Npower after it failed to make changes to his working environment to allow him to work in comfort. Tom Sherbourne began working for the energy giant in October 2017. He was positioned in an...

Woman with diabetes was 'humiliated' by her employers

A woman who suffers from diabetes has been awarded £14,000 after being humiliated at work. Holly Carr, who had type 1 diabetes, worked as a fleet administrator at Weston Homes for two months. She told her line manager, Lauren Goodwin, and events...

Latest figures show slight reduction in gender pay gap

The latest figures on the gender pay gap in large businesses show a slight reduction on last year. Legislation introduced in 2017 means that every employer with 250 or more employees has to publish the differences between what they pay their male and female...

Headmaster told disabled teaching assistant: 'I can do what I like'

A teaching assistant was discriminated against by her employer, who did not take the necessary steps to allow her to work in comfort with her disability. That was the decision of the Employment Tribunal in a case involving an assistant who worked at...

Female administrator paid 15% less than her male replacement

The Employment Tribunal has ruled that a female finance administrator was discriminated against when her male replacement was paid £3,500 more than her. The case involved Mrs J Broom, who had been employed in various roles by Alternative Care Ltd for...

Directors liable for company's failures over employment rights

Two company directors have been held personally liable for their company’s failures over minimum wage rates, holiday pay and overtime. The case involved Lithuanian nationals who had come to the UK to work for DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd as...

Energy giant fined as HR process likened to show trial in Soviet Union

A tribunal has held that Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) was wrong to dismiss an employee who raised questions about health and safety practices. The judge likened its HR process to “a show trial in the former Soviet Union”. The case involved...

Man who suffered heart attack at work was 'unfairly dismissed'

The dismissal of a man who suffered mental health issues after having a heart attack at work was unfair. That was the decision of the Employment Tribunal in a case involving mechanic Gordon Flemming and East of England Ambulance Services NHS Trust. Mr...
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