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In the latest of our series of posts on employment law stories in the news, we take a look at ten employment law stories that have made headlines between 30 October 2017 and 5 November 2017

  1. Britain records biggest rise in EU gender pay gap – Britain registered the biggest increase in the EU’s gender pay gap in 2015, making it one of the worst performers for earnings disparities between men and women according to new European Commission figures (The Financial Times)
  2. Muslim teaching assistant wins unfair dismissal case over 9/11 footage – A Muslim teaching assistant who was sacked for objecting to 11-year-olds being shown graphic footage of the 9/11 attacks has won an unfair dismissal case against her former school (The Guardian)
  3. College apologises to sacked pilot trainer – An aviation expert who was awarded more than £33,000 after he was wrongly fired has won a formal apology from the further education establishment that sacked him (The Times)
  4. City boss ‘gave maid just two months off in 12 years’ – A housemaid is suing her former boss for more than £230,000, claiming the financier failed to pay her the minimum wage when she worked for him (The Evening Standard)
  5. Treasury considers crackdown on bogus self-employment – The Treasury is considering extending a controversial crackdown on bogus self-employment in a bid to stem the avoidance of billions of pounds of tax. Temporary public sector workers who were employed “off payroll” lost a big chunk of their take-home pay in April, after the government clamped down on those deemed not to be genuine freelancer (The Financial Times)
  6. Regulators can be taken to employment tribunals, Supreme Court rules – Solicitors claiming wrongful dismissal can potentially hold the Solicitors Regulation Authority to account in the employment tribunal following a Supreme Court judgment which clarifies rules on bringing complaints against qualifications bodies (The Law Society Gazette)
  7. Council worker wins race row over plant pot placed on desk leaving taxpayers to foot £60,000 bill – A council worker has won a claim that he suffered racial harassment in a row over an office pot plant – landing taxpayers with a bill for thousands of pounds. Benyam Kenbata, 34, took legal action after a colleague at Westminster council put the plant on her desk, blocking his view (The Evening Standard)
  8. Global law firm ‘unfairly sacked’ manager Bina Hale during maternity leave – A law firm sexually discriminated against a senior manager by selecting her for redundancy during maternity leave because she was “easiest” to get rid of, a tribunal has been told (The Times)
  9. Republican sacked for slagging Prince George loses unfair dismissal fight – A woman sacked from £80,000 job with the The British Council for slagging off Prince George as the “face of white privilege” on a Facebook post has lost her unfair dismissal fight (The Daily Record)
  10. Social care charities given 15 months to settle estimated £400m back-pay bill – Charities that owe back-pay to sleep-in care workers have been given 15 months to pay up to six years’ worth of arrears totalling an estimated £400m, under a scheme set out by the government (Third Sector)

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