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 take a look at ten employment law cases that made the news between 30 May and 5 June 2016

  1. Consulate fined £2000 for discriminating against mother during job interview – The Japanese Consulate in Edinburgh has been hit with a hefty fine after losing an employment tribunal for discriminating against a woman during a job interview. Members of the tribunal agreed that Chihiro Macdonald, who was born in Japan and lives with her husband Martin and their two young boys in Edinburgh, had been treated unfairly after bosses at the consulate probed her on childcare (The National)
  2. Christmas eve tragedy after man crushed by hydraulic ramp – A general haulage company from Dumfries has been fined after the tragic death of a man who was crushed by a failed hydraulic ramp on Christmas Eve. Ayr Sheriff Court heard how J. & J. Currie Limited was delivering and offloading a vehicle from a trailer at Arnimean, Galloway Forest (HSE)
  3. Council whistle-blower who raised concerns about ‘unsafe’ care home in Hounslow awarded £20,000 compensation – A council whistle-blower who was sacked after raising concerns about safety at a Hounslow care home has been awarded more than £20,000 compensation. Waseem Malik, who was a senior carer at Clifton Garden Resource Centre, in Chiswick , was fired after exposing what he claimed was a culture of bullying and harassment towards staff, and insufficient safety measures for elderly residents (Get West London)
  4. Airport worker receives justice – two years after his death – An Isle of Man airport worker, who was unfairly dismissed from his job, has been unanimously vindicated by an employment tribunal – more than two years after his death. Unite, the UK’s largest union, hailed the decision in favour of Shaun McGee, who died in March 2014 at the age of 51, as a very welcome recognition that his good character has been restored, albeit posthumously (Cumbria Crack)
  5. Firms fined after worker loses fingers in power press – A London-based metal packaging company has been fined after a worker trapped his hand in a power press and lost two fingers. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Roberts Metal Packaging Limited suffered severe damage to his left hand after getting his hand trapped underneath the punch on a mechanical power-press (HSE)
  6. Cardiff surgeon Peter O’Keefe dismissed over ‘whistle blowing’ – A heart surgeon who was dismissed for bullying colleagues has claimed he was unfairly sacked because he “blew the whistle” on patient safety concerns. Consultant Peter O’Keefe was suspended from Cardiff’s University Hospital of Wales in 2012 and dismissed in August 2015 (BBC)
  7. JPMorgan Banker Says Devastating Firing Cost Him $3 Million – A JPMorgan Chase & Co. foreign-exchange salesman who was fired for failing to follow rules introduced in the wake of the market-rigging scandal said his suspension left him anxious and isolated and eventually cost him 2 million pounds ($3 million) (Bloomberg)
  8. Cycle couriers take on the big boys in battle for living wage – Toxic. That’s the word bicycle courier Maggie Dewhurst uses to describe the state of affairs which gives her all the obligations of an employee but none of the rights. Dewhurst works for courier firm CitySprint as an independent contractor but her working day sounds more like the life of any regular wage slave (The Evening Standard)

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. Redmans have offices in Richmond, Chiswick, Hammersmith, Fulham, Kingston, Wimbledon, Ealing, Kings Cross and Marylebone (meetings strictly by appointment only).

Want to talk to an expert employment law solicitor?

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

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

4.67 Average

66 Reviews

Anonymous

As with All solicitors advice without consequence but understood and communicated my legal position

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

Prompt, professional and excellent service.

Posted 1 week ago

Dominic C

Excellent service, prompt and helpful

Posted 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

I found Redman’s to be very efficient and got me the best deal available in the short time scale that was available.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Victor L

Very professional. Provided excellent advice on my Settlement agreement.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

Professional from start to finish.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Oliver W

Excellent service provided by Redmans, will certainly consider using again.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Melanie H

Very professional and extremely personable service. Thank you very much.

Posted 4 weeks ago

Anonymous

I found Chris to be very approachable and easy to speak with about complex matters. He took action quickly and his updates to me, as his client, were prompt. I would recommend Chris and the team at Redmans without hesitation.

Posted 4 weeks ago

Anonymous

Good advice

Posted 4 weeks ago

Anonymous

Overall happy with the service provided by Chris and Rana.

Posted 4 weeks ago

Anonymous

Chris and Rana provide a great service, very informed, diligent and care about your result, would recommend Redmans

Posted 4 weeks ago

David W

A speedy efficient friendly service, I would definitely recommend Redmans Solicitors for processing Settlement Agreements.

Posted 4 weeks ago

Anonymous

Both Rana and Chris were fantastic. From the first phone call I was confident my matter was in good hands. I was not disappointed. I would highly recommend Redmans. Thank you again for all of your support and advice.

Posted 1 month ago

Federico S

Great advices and communication. Through Redmana I obtained match more than what I thought. Highly recommended

Posted 1 month ago

Tom G

A good and efficient service with the required legal advice provided for a settlement agreement.

Posted 1 month ago

Francis T

The solicitor I used was Chris Hadrill, who I found extremely professional and I felt that he made me feel at ease, considering the subject matter he was assisting me with.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Chris provided excellent assistance with the negotiation of my settlement agreement. From start to finish, I was consitently updated and advised on the best course of action to take. I would highly recommend Chris and Redmans Solicitors.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

They are busy people but manage well so generally I would recommend them.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Very efficient and professional service from my first phone call making an enquiry. Timescales of the matter in hand were met and within the agreed budget. Would highly recommend Redmans

Posted 1 month ago

Lisa B

Really very good service, always available to answer questions, provide my with any information I needed to make informed decisions.

Posted 1 month ago