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 stories that have made the news between 1 February and 7 February 2016

  1. Construction workers denied access to auto-enrolment pensions – An explosion in the number of construction workers moved into “umbrella” companies to avoid them appearing as full-time employees is undermining auto enrolment pensions, say unions (The Guardian)
  2. New National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed, February 2016 – More than 90 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named and shamed, Business Minister Nick Boles announced today (5 February 2016). Between them, the 92 companies named owed £1,873,712 in arrears, and cover sectors including hairdressing, social care, hospitality and security services (Gov.uk)
  3. Ministers to look at further curbs on public sector pay-offs – The government is to look at more curbs on public sector redundancy payments as Chancellor George Osborne pledged to “rein in” sums paid to managers. A consultation will look at the case for limiting payoffs to three weeks salary per year of service and reducing the amount people are entitled to when they near retirement (BBC)
  4. Temporary chief constable slams ‘outrageous’ comments that his force is ‘rotten’ – A temporary chief constable has hit back at accusations that serious allegations of racism have made his force “rotten”. Northern Powerhouse Minister James Wharton met with senior figures in Cleveland Police this week to discuss concerns he had about the force’s history of racial discrimination (PoliceProfessional.com)
  5. Worker falls through roof light – A scaffolding company based in Dorset has been fined for safety failings following an incident where an employee fell through a roof light. Weymouth Magistrates’ Court heard how Weller Scaffolding Limited of Dorset had been contracted to erect access scaffold and perimeter handrails around the roof of a small industrial unit at East Road, Bridport (HSE)
  6. Black workers ‘face widening pay gap the more qualifications they earn’ – The pay gap faced by black workers widens the more qualifications they obtain, according to research revealing the challenges faced by ethnic minority Britons pursuing professional careers (The Independent)
  7. Former Feilden & Mawson partner sues for discrimination – RIBA Council member Elsie Owusu has begun an unfair dismissal claim against former employer Feilden & Mawson at a London employment tribunal. Owusu, who hit the headlines last December when she made a complaint of “institutional racism” at the RIBA, is taking the firm to tribunal for unfair dismissal as well as sex and race discrimination along with breach of contract (BDonline)
  8. Heart specialist Dr Raj Mattu awarded more than £1 million for unfair dismissal – A heart specialist who was unfairly dismissed by the NHS has been awarded more than £1million after a three year legal fight. Doctor Raj Mattu, from Coventry, is now considering becoming a science teacher (The Mirror)
  9. Parish council to face clerk tribunal – Heckington Parish Council is facing an employment tribunal after the resignation of its clerk, Angela Edwards. Chairman Jan Palmer explained at last Monday’s meeting they had had to add £4,000 to their budget for next year to cover legal fees and a potential claim (Sleaford Standard)
  10. Firm fined after fatality at waste recycling site – A scrap metal recycling company based in Sheffield has been fined for safety failings after a worker was killed when he was hit in the head by an exploding gas cylinder (HSE)

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

4.76 Average

103 Reviews

Rob O

Very prompt response and I could not fault the service. My solicitor listened carefully to the details of my case and I felt very confident in the advice I was offered. All emails and work done on my behalf with my former employer was of the highest standard and Redmans helped take a lot of the stress out of the situation for me.

Posted 2 days ago

Mike H

Very professional, friendly, proactive. I would highly recommend Redmans.

Posted 2 days ago

Anonymous

Fantastic and quick service!

Posted 2 days ago

Anonymous

I was very satisfied with Redmans' service. Clear, sensible advice and the bill was in line with their estimate. I would recommend them.

Posted 2 days ago

Eugene A

Excellent communication and guidance provided on the redundancy settlement process. Process was concluded quickly, very satisfied with service.

Posted 2 days ago

Harold d

Great personlised service and quick communication. Solicitor helps greatly in understanding the options and advising best course of action.

Posted 2 days ago

Trish B

Professional and efficient. A pleasure to deal with.

Posted 3 days ago

Omi H

Excellent communication. A tactical negotiator to get the best package for the client. Highly recommended.

Posted 3 days ago

Nicholas S

Very prompt and efficient. Excellent advice.

Posted 3 days ago

Anonymous

Very helpful and always available to help! It was my first time to deal with any solicitors, but I felt very supported until the end!! Well done!! and great Job!!

Posted 1 week ago

Mohamed F

Excellent and professional solicitors, highly recommended

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Redmans Solicitors provided a professional and prompt service in dealing with my settlement agreement. They used their experience to negotiate a better deal for which I am grateful for. I highly recommend their services.

Posted 1 month ago

Cheryl R

Very efficient and friendly lawyers. I have used Redmans twice now and Chris Hadrill has been amazing to work with. Would highly recommend Redmans.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

I found Redmans Solicitors to be extremely professional, dealing with my questions and concerns quickly and in detail. I would have no hesitation in recommending Redmans Solicitors to anyone.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

I requested Redmans services on a redundancy case. Both Chris and Rana were great, thoughtful, very professional and responded quickly. They were very clear throughout the entire process, regarding the process and my options and I couldn't feel I had better legal advice for my case. Overall excellent service and I would certainly recommend and use their services again.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Responsive, patient, thorough and personable - an excellent service.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

The team at Redmans, Chris Hadrill and Sacha Barrett were always very helpful and had expert knowledge to assist me during my employment law matter, I would not hesitate to recommend them to all!

Posted 1 month ago

Arun T

Chris was punctual, attentive and accurate. He answered my questions with clarity and avoided dubiosity. I would recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice within his remit.

Posted 1 month ago

Yulian Z

Great service

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Excellent, professional service and a speedy resolution. Many thanks

Posted 1 month ago

Taral P

Sacha and Chris were both very helpful in closing out my matter. Sacha was very clear in helping me understanding the documents I needed reviewing, providing a professional service throughout.

Posted 1 month ago