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 stories in the news, we take a look at ten employment law stories that have made the news between 16 March 2015 and 22 March 2015

  1. Toy firm and builder in court over warehouse roof death – A Lancashire-based toy distributor and a builder have been sentenced after a worker plunged to his death through a warehouse roof. Craig Gray, 39, from Fleetwood, had been helping to clear debris from the roof when he fell nine metres through a fragile plastic panel at Halsall Toys Europe Ltd on 19 July 2012 (HSE)
  2. Jeremy Clarkson ‘will sue’ BBC if he is sacked: Top Gear presenter prepares to fight for his job as bosses launch new motoring show – Jeremy Clarkson has reportedly promised to sue the BBC if he is sacked from Top Gear over an alleged attack on a show producer.
    Sources close to the 54-year-old, who is currently suspended after allegedly hitting Oisin Tymon, have said he is likely to take action against the Corporation for wrongful dismissal, if he is not reinstated to the programme (The Daily Mail)
  3. Len McCluskey issues warning over higher threshold on strike ballots – Len McCluskey, the general secretary of the Unite trade union, has warned that he would be prepared to hold unlawful strikes if the Conservatives change the law after the general election to enforce a higher threshold on strike ballots (The Guardian)
  4. Sacked Bristol First Bus driver wins cocaine test case – A bus driver sacked when he tested positive for cocaine, said the fight to clear his name had been a “nightmare”. Alan Bailes, 55, from Bristol, had to take a saliva test in May 2012, after a complaint to First Bus alleged he was “under the influence of cannabis” (BBC)
  5. Employment tribunals drop by 70pc as staff discouraged by fees – Employers are divided over whether employment tribunal fees should be abandoned because staff can no longer afford to make claims, research shows. The number of claims has dropped by 70pc since the fee system was introduced by the Government 14 months ago to reduce vexatious cases (The Telegraph)
  6. Barristers condemn Chris Grayling over steep rise in employment tribunal fees – More than 400 barristers have published an open letter to the justice secretary, Chris Grayling, condemning steep rises in employment tribunal fees as a “barrier to access to justice” (The Guardian)
  7. Transport firm fined £500,000 after Hull worker crushed between two lorries – A Cheshire-based transport company has been fined £500,000 after an Hull employee suffered horrific injuries when she was crushed between two lorries. Warwick Crown Court heard (16 Mar) that Jennifer Rose was lucky to be alive after the incident at Tip Trailer Services’ Griff Lane depot in Nuneaton on 9 April 2013 (HSE)
  8. Bosses split on tribunal fees cut – More than a third of employers believe employment tribunal fees should be significantly reduced or abolished altogether, new research has revealed. Cases have plunged since the Government introduced charges almost two years ago, especially for discrimination claims (The Shropshire Star)
  9. National minimum wage to rise by 20p an hour to £6.70 – The national minimum wage will increase by 20p an hour to £6.70 from October, the government has announced. The changes will benefit more than 1.4 million workers (BBC)
  10. Police forces in Wales receive 148 compensation claims from ex-officers alleging age discrimination – Police forces in Wales have received 148 compensation claims from ex-officers alleging age discrimination. Officers from South Wales, North Wales and Gwent Police have claimed they were made to leave their jobs due to their age (Wales Online)

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

124 Reviews

Brittany

I was very grateful for Redmans to treat my case with respect and discretion. At the time, I was very new to London and it was meaningful to have someone on my side and win the case for me. Without any doubt, I would definitely recommend Redmans Solicitors to anyone who is in need of it.

Posted 2 months ago

Jake L

Chris is very professional and calm. Very attentive and patient, been a positive experience having Chris represent me, and would recommend him.

Posted 3 months ago

Anonymous

Excellent service. It was a pleasure to work with Chris H, who is brilliant at what he does and very efficient. Their Senior Associate Rana T. is also very knowledgeable and resolves any queries speedily and efficiently. My issue could unfortunately not be resolved, but that was due to my employer and not the firm. Redmans however did all they could. I would definitely recommend them.

Posted 3 months ago

Anonymous

Very pleasant and quick to deal with. Mnay thanks.

Posted 3 months ago

Anonymous

Easy to get hold of. Quick.

Posted 4 months ago

Owen J

Very helpful, efficient service.

Posted 4 months ago

Anonymous

I am very lucky that I worked with Mr. Chris Hadrill and he managed my case very progressively with an analytical approach and trustfully. Of course with a very positive result. I strongly recommend Mr. Hadrill to any one seeking for a successful result from a highly qualified solicitor.

Posted 4 months ago

Kulbir S

Amazing, quick friendly service from Chris from the start and Caroline. They made me feel at ease during a difficult time, they understood and advised accordingly and I am really happy with the outcome of my case. Will always advise anyone who needs legal advice to contact Redmans, I’m so glad that I did and can confidently say I don’t think any other firm could have handled my case any better. Well done guys, wish you all the best and please keep doing what your doing, simply the best!

Posted 4 months ago

Mark A

Excellent service - rapid and “to the point” advice given to ensure meeting the target time frame

Posted 4 months ago

Anonymous

Chris Hadrill kept me sane during the negotiations with my employer. He was courteous professional and he cared about doing the best he could for me. I will use Redmans again if ever I need an employment solicitor. Excellent service.

Posted 4 months ago

Muhammad Z

Awesome services. Professionals at their best .

Posted 4 months ago

Anonymous

Thanks for the advice and for negotiating a good outcome. Good to have the support at a very stressful time

Posted 4 months ago

Chloe F

My solicitor at Redmans was very helpful and efficient. Really pleased with the smooth service.

Posted 4 months ago

Anonymous

Chris was absolutely excellent. Clear and concise, offering sound advice.

Posted 4 months ago

Tim O

Experienced and competent advisors

Posted 4 months ago

Rachel A

Quick and expert assistance. I would highly recommend Chris for any of your legal needs.

Posted 4 months ago

Joe S

I was very happy with the service provided by Chris and the team at Redmans Solicitors. I felt very comfortable discussing all matters with Chris and am very grateful for all the help and guidance I was given throughout the whole process. I would definitely recommend Redmans Solicitors to friends and family!

Posted 4 months ago

Anonymous

I had a very good experience working with Chris Hadrill during a difficult and emotional time. This held true from the moment I spoke to him on the phone, to the end of the process. Overall, he was attentive, professional and highly supportive. He provided sound advice and clarity. It was the reviews that led me to Redmans! I was very happy to know they were all true. I highly recommend working with Redmans Solicitors. Thank-you to the entire team!

Posted 5 months ago

Anonymous

Good service

Posted 5 months ago

Anonymous

Excellent professional service. Highly recommend.

Posted 5 months ago

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 5 months ago