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 this week, we take a look at ten employment law stories that have made headlines between 18 May and 24 May 2015

  1. Business man jailed after Lithuanian worker killed after fall from roof at Blackburn mill – A business man in charge of converting an old mill has been jailed, and his father, the owner of the building, given a suspended jail sentence following an incident in which a Lithuanian worker died in a fall (HSE)
  2. Sergeant sues police force for sex bias after she was ‘left feeling suicidal having been refused childcare help’ – A former Scotland Yard sergeant is suing Essex Police for sex discrimination for “refusing” to accommodate her childcare needs. Sarah Jay, 41, claims she was left with no option but to resign as an Essex sergeant after transferring to the force because it did not allow more flexible shifts to care for her young daughter (Evening Standard)
  3. Army must ‘speak out’ against harassment, says brigadier – The armed forces must “redouble” their efforts to stop sexual harassment, the Army’s former most senior female officer Brigadier Nicky Moffat says. She told the BBC that leaders at all levels must “make clear that this sort of behaviour is unacceptable” (BBC)
  4. Majority of whistleblowers left without legal representation – The majority of whistleblowers are not represented by a lawyer and those without legal representation are ‘significantly’ less likely to be successful in their claim, new research has shown. Analysis of 2,969 employment tribunal judgements between 2011-2013 by whistleblowing charity Public Concern at Work (PCaW) shows only 44% claimants in whistleblowing cases had legal representation (The Law Society Gazette)
  5. Probe into ‘asbestos exposure’ at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital – The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says it is investigating whether workmen were exposed to asbestos at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Former hospital project manager, Les Small, told senior bosses in 2012 he believed asbestos panels had been damaged during construction work (BBC)
  6. Ex-partner, 53, to allege age discrimination against former firm – A 53-year-old solicitor will next week start proceedings against his former firm for alleged age discrimination. Tracy Fennell, who left the Bristol office of top-100 firm Foot Anstey last July, will argue that he was dismissed from the partnership on account of his age. The firm denies the allegation (The Law Society Gazette)
  7. Michael Barrymore’s gay police officer pal was discriminated against by colleagues because of his sexuality – A gay police officer was taunted by colleagues and subjected to discrimination, harassment and victimisation while working for the Metropolitan Police, an employment tribunal has ruled (The Mirror)
  8. Carcraft workers ‘considering taking legal action’ following the collapse of second-hand car supermarket – Staff who lost their jobs after the collapse of used car supermarket Carcraft are considering taking legal action. Solicitors say they have been contacted by a number of former workers, believed to be at least a dozen, over the possibility of mounting a group legal action (The Manchester Evening News)
  9. Former Bulls coach wins wrongful dismissal case – Former Bradford Bulls head coach Francis Cummins has won his case for wrongful dismissal against his old club. The 38-year-old former Leeds and Great Britain winger was in charge of the Bulls from September 2012 to June 2014 when he was sacked by the current administration with the team in danger of relegation from Super League (ITV)
  10. Fertiliser firm fined after worker crushed to death – A fertiliser company was fined £80,000 after one of its employees died when he became trapped in an agriculture spreader whilst carrying out maintenance. Kevin Alderton , 34, was working as a spreader operator for Bunn Fertiliser Limited, based at Updike Road, Seething, Norfolk, when the incident happened in February 2013 (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

4.72 Average

88 Reviews

Anonymous

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

Posted 1 day 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 2 days 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 3 days ago

Yulian Z

Great service

Posted 3 days ago

Anonymous

Excellent, professional service and a speedy resolution. Many thanks

Posted 3 days 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 3 days ago

Anonymous

Really pleased with the swift and professional service from Redmans. They provided very clear advice and helped conclude my matter with the minimum of stress or delay.

Posted 3 days ago

Matthew L

Redmans were very quick to respond to my initial enquiry, and provided me with a very effective and efficient service, generating a most satisfactory outcome. I would definitely use them again if the need arose.

Posted 3 days ago

Anonymous

First rate service. Warm and friendly whilst exceptionally efficient at the same time. I would highly recommend them.

Posted 3 days ago

Anonymous

Professional and helpful. Thorough and supportive.

Posted 3 days ago

Richard A

Excellent service, prompt replies, great advice

Posted 4 days ago

Anonymous

Very professional services

Posted 4 days ago

Margaret

Redmans Solicitors took a lot of the worry away and were very thoughtful and meticulous in their dealings with my case , thank you very mush , great service and a great job

Posted 1 month ago

Mark B

Prompt efficient service. Hourly, and part thereof, billing got a bit stressful at times - as opposed to flat fee - made me think twice about sending an email or making a quick call when I had a query because it would have eaten up minutes from my budget. But happy with the legal service I received overall and would recommend.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Chris Hadrill has provided a truly wonderful service and was willing to lend his support and expertise at a time when other solicitors, only wanted to discuss their fees! A clear thinking and down to earth professional, Chris can be trusted to listen carefully to your matter, cut through the fog, and advise you on the best (and most realistic) way forward, saving you time, money and heartache. It will be helpful if you first get your ducks in a row in terms of documents / evidence etc. and then contact Chris, (that’s what we did) as this will help your matter to be dealt with faster. The more organised and together you are the more successful you will be. You'll be fine with Chris, I highly recommend him. Good luck!

Posted 1 month ago

Richard v

Excellent Service

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Very happy from service received. Highly recommend

Posted 1 month ago

Colin W

Very professional and thorough. Sachs who dealt with the bulk of my case was excellent Thank you. .

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

I was generally impressed with the fast turn around, efficiency, responsiveness, and consideration of circumstances. I needed a couple of areas of advice quickly and with Redmans help was able to get to a conclusion quickly and with minimum stress. They were friendly and professional throughout - I'd use them again.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

The guidance and assistance I recently received when using Redman's was fantastic. Caroline & Chris were both very informative and understanding walking me through each step. Thank you.

Posted 2 months ago

Nicola W

Fantastic service, very quick and efficient. Thank you

Posted 2 months ago