Want to talk to an expert employment law solicitor?

You'll receive a callback from a specialist within an hour

redmans-blog-newsIn the latest of our series of posts on employment law cases in the news, we examine 10 employment law cases that have made the news between 11 January 2016 and 17 January 2016

  1. DWP bosses say they ‘couldn’t have done any more’ to help disabled colleague – A job centre boss said a disabled worker was relocated to the back of an office after he complained of ill health and a hairspray-using colleague was moved. Eiddwen Borland told an employment tribunal in Llangefni that “reasonable steps” were taken to help Barrie Caulcutt , who suffers from anxiety, asthma and eczema, after he’d asked for help (The Daily Post)
  2. Firms fined after two employees were injured in cold store collapse – Two companies were fined for safety failings that led to two workers being seriously injured at a construction site when a cold store collapsed under them. John Sisk and Son Limited (Sisk) of St Albans, Hertfordshire was appointed as principal contractor for fitting out a new distribution warehouse in Motherwell (HSE)
  3. Woman banned from speaking Polish at work wins £5,000 payout – A woman who was banned from speaking her native language with colleagues has been awarded £5,000 in compensation by an employment tribunal. Magdalena Konieczna was subjected to racial harrassment at Whitelink Seafoods in Aberdeen after she spoke to Polish staff – who could not speak English – in their native tongue. Her manager described Poles as “f***ing Poles” and the “f***ing Polish” in her presence (Scottish Legal)
  4. Ex-Barclays, Citi FX traders sue for unfair dismissal in London – Two former foreign exchange traders will this month sue their former employers Barclays and Citigroup for unfair dismissal at a London court. Former Barclays FX trader Jack Murray is suing the bank and is scheduled to appear at the East London employment tribunal on January 28, according to court filings released on Wednesday (Reuters)
  5. Three companies fined after construction worker seriously injured in fall from height – Three companies have been fined a total of £90,000 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell nearly six metres from a platform with unguarded rails. Southwark Crown Court heard that on 4 March 2013 two workers accessed the top level of a unit which was to be dismantled as part of construction work at a site in Westferry Road, London (HSE)
  6. Barmaid who fell pregnant told to leave before becoming ‘fat and wobbly’ – A bar manager who fell unexpectedly pregnant was told by bosses she would have to go before she became “fat and wobbly,” an employment tribunal was told. Rachel Skeffington and her partner were then ordered to move out of the gastro-pub accommodation where they had lived for five months (The Telegraph)
  7. Fingerprint officer Fiona McBride, who was at the centre of the Shirley McKie case, takes fight to get her job back to the Supreme Court – A fingerprint officer who was dismissed in the wake of the infamous Shirley McKie case is taking her fight to get her job back to the UK’s highest court. Fiona McBride is seeking to be reinstated by the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) almost nine years after she was dismissed from its predecessor the Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA) (Herald Scotland)
  8. Hawick Knitwear: Compensation hopes for redundant staff – A law firm’s employment specialist has said he believes more than 100 staff made redundant at Hawick Knitwear could be entitled to compensation. The company went into administration last week (BBC)
  9. Trojan Horse tribunal rejects Muslim teaching assistants’ unfair dismissal claims – An employment tribunal involving a school at the heart of the Trojan Horse affair has ended with judges upholding a claim for unfair dismissal by one teaching assistant while rejecting related cases by her three Muslim colleagues (The Guardian)
  10. Couple harassed by sex-obsessed boss are awarded nearly £40,000 in damages by tribunal – A young couple have told of their “relief” after being awarded almost £40,000 for sexual harassment over their sex-obsessed boss taunting them about their love lives. Maxine Williams, 29, told a tribunal how boss Danny Butterworth groped her and made lewd remarks about her “boobs, bum and sex life” in front of her boyfriend colleague Graham Healiss, 27 (The Mirror)

About

Redmans Employment Team deal with employment matters for both employers and employees, including drafting employment contracts and policies, advising employers and employees on compromise agreements, handling day-to-day HR issues, advising on restructures, and handling Employment Tribunal cases for both employers and employees

Call 020 3397 3603 to speak to one of the members of our employment team or email us on enquiries@redmans.co.uk.

Share →

Our awards

Request a callback

Your name

Your email

Your telephone number

Contact us

Please feel free to discuss your own position and concerns. Contact your nearest office on:

T: 020 3397 3603
E: enquiries@redmans.co.uk
W: www.redmans.co.uk

Testimonials

4.52 Average

21 Reviews

Redman's provided excellent legal employment advice for me during a difficult time in my employment. Chris was my lawyer, super efficient, quick, reliable and clearly very experienced in the matter. Could not ask for a better law firm to deal with your query if you are in need of some help. Would definitely use them again in the future. Highly recommending Chris.

Posted 1 month ago

Steven

Chris Hadrill was very professional and responsive. I would highly recommend him

Posted 1 month ago

Dinah

Very Efficient, with very quick email reply’s. I had a matter that needed resolving within a very short space of time and Redmans Solicitors were great with dealing with my matter quickly.

Posted 1 month ago

Ankar

At Redmans the solicitor that was dealing with me was Chris. He dealt with my situation smoothly with clear guidance and explanation

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Clear, concise advice and guidance delivered by an experienced and very capable solicitor, within the timelines required

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Very efficient service. I never had to wIt for more than a day for a reply to any of my queries and the matter was dealt with swiftly.

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Very timely, thorough and helpful advice. Friendly and considerate of the needs of the client

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Very prompt and attention to detail. Thank you for the service

Posted 2 months ago

Chris

Couldn’t be happier with how Redmans successfully handled our seemingly tricky case. By being clear and detailed every step of the way, with the utmost professionalism and courtesy, they made it an informative and eye-opening process, taking the stress out of the situation and ultimately delivered what you would want from such a service. I fully appreciate everything they have done, and if I am ever in need of such services in the future, they will be the first number I contact. Excellent.

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Excellent work delivered with great quality

Posted 2 months ago

Dominic

Chris Hadrill was a great help both in terms of his advice and his expertise. He explained my options to me clearly and concisely enabling me to quickly make the right decision for me in the circumstance. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris or Redmans to friends or colleagues, and would certainly make Redmans my first port of call should I require a similar service in the future.

Posted 2 months ago

Kurt

Redmans gave excellent advice and helped me understand everything in clear concepts. Thank you!

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Resolved my issues

Posted 2 months ago

Keith

Quick fast professional service.

Posted 2 months ago

Michael

"Prompt, efficient and practical advice that resulted in me getting some additional money tax free."

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Patient and thorough advice given to me around my Settlement Agreement

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

"Excellent service, getting back to you promptly giving you very good advice."

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

I found Chris Hadrill to be an excellent help, he is very knowledgeable and gives good ,concise ,strategic advice .He makes himself readily accessible when you need him.I would personally highly recommend him.

Posted 2 months ago

Christine

Professional, efficient and reliable service provided. I strongly recommend them and I would use this service again.

Posted 2 months ago