MoJIn the latest of our series of posts on employment law stories in the news, we take a look at nine stories relating to employment law that have made the news between July 2014 and 13 July 2014

  1. Sacked surgeon wins backing of employment tribunal – An employment tribunal has ruled a top surgeon was unlawfully and wrongfully dismissed by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust over allegations of sexually harassing two junior doctors (The Banbury Guardian)
  2. Ryan settles £7mn Rowell employment tribunal – Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) has agreed a settlement in its £7mn wrongful dismissal dispute with former Jubilee Group CEO Johnny Rowell, The Insurance Insider can reveal. The undisclosed settlement was reached today (11 July) on the third day of a scheduled eight-day hearing at the London Central Employment Tribunal (Insurance Insider)
  3. PM rejects call for law change in gay cake row: Cameron declines to support ‘conscience clause’ to protect Christians who are persecuted for their beliefs – David Cameron has brushed aside calls for a ‘conscience clause’ to protect Christians who are persecuted for their beliefs. The Prime Minister yesterday dismissed the idea following the scandal over the decision by the state equality watchdog to sue a bakery firm which refused to bake a cake celebrating gay marriage (The Daily Mail)
  4. Teacher axed for confiscating phone sues for £250,000 – A “traditional” schoolmaster who says he was branded “unsafe to work with children” by a headmistress after confiscating a mobile phone from an unruly pupil is suing for £250,000. Jean Camurat says his reputation was damaged by his treatment at Aveley School in South Ockenden, Essex (The Evening Standard) – PLEASE NOTE: this case has now been decided by the High Court in favour of Thurrock Council. The full judgment can be found here (BAILII) and the article in the local paper can be found here (The Enquirer
  5. Treasury adviser ‘fired over whistleblowing’: Civil servant claims bosses removed him from his post after he revealed they ‘killed off’ a flagship proposal by Osborne – A senior Treasury adviser has claimed he was sacked after blowing the whistle when civil service bosses ‘killed off’ a flagship proposal by George Osborne. David Owen said an employment tribunal had ordered that he should be given his job back but Treasury bosses were refusing to comply (The Daily Mail)
  6. Provider ordered to pay whistleblower £80k compensation – A whistleblowing nurse has been awarded £80,000 by an employment tribunal that found she was unfairly dismissed after suffering “detriment” for making protected disclosures over patient safety concerns (HSJ)
  7. East Yorkshire firm to pay £100,000 over worker’s tragic death – A York-based specialist turf company was today (9 July) sentenced for a catalogue of safety failings that led to the death of a 30-year-old employee and father of two (HSE)
  8. Fine for car rental manager who sold customer details to claims company – A former rogue manager at a Merseyside branch of the car rental company Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been prosecuted by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after unlawfully stealing the records of almost two thousand customers before selling them to a claims management company (Information Commisioner’s Office)
  9. Unless order requiring ‘disclosure’ insufficiently clear to justify strike-out – In Mace v Ponders End International Ltd the EAT has overturned a tribunal’s decision to strike out a claim on the basis of an unless order that required the claimant to ‘provide disclosure of all relevant documents’. It was unclear whether the employment judge intended that the claimant provide a list or copies of relevant documents (ELAweb)


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

Share →

4.46 Average

13 Reviews


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 1 hour ago


Excellent work delivered with great quality

Posted 2 hours ago


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 3 hours ago


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

Posted 3 hours ago


Resolved my issues

Posted 4 hours ago


Quick fast professional service.

Posted 4 hours ago


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

Posted 5 hours ago


Patient and thorough advice given to me around my Settlement Agreement

Posted 4 days ago


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

Posted 5 days ago


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 6 days ago


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

Posted 1 week ago

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