Want to talk to an expert employment law solicitor?

You'll receive a callback from a specialist within an hour

MoJIn the latest of our series of posts on employment law stories in the news this week, we take a look at news stories that hit the headlines over the Christmas week of 23 December 2013 to 29 December 2013. This includes an Employment Tribunal which may have uncovered evidence of theft from a bank, six workers who have won their unfair dismissal claim and criticism of Fife Council over its overtime payment policy

  1. Ulster Bank employee ‘may have stolen 500k’, tribunal reveals – An Ulster Bank employee who was known for his gambling and extravagant lifestyle may have stolen up to £500,000 from the bank’s vault, an employment tribunal has revealed. The details emerged in a successful case brought by a whistle-blower (BBC)
  2. Workers awarded more than £50,000 after Burslem joinery firm Downes and Williamson makes them redundant – Six workers have been awarded more than £50,000 in redundancy pay and unpaid wages after a building and joinery company suddenly closed (The Sentinel)
  3. Former Tamworth Drive Assist workers get festive pay-out – Twelve months ago Karen Dyer and Louise Wallace were facing an uncertain future. Fraught with worry about work, it certainly didn’t feel like the most wonderful time of the year (The Tamworth Herald)
  4. Ex-BBC reporter settles case – A former BBC Radio Scotland reporter has reached a settlement with the corporation after accusing them of racial discrimination. Business reporter Waseem Zakir was due to face BBC bosses at an employment tribunal last week (The Herald Scotland)
  5. Marketing company paid just 80p an hour for 70-hour week, workers claim – Britain’s biggest specialist door-to-door marketing company, whose clients include Vodafone and EDF, is being sued by two former workers who say it abused rules on self-employment to pay them the equivalent of 80p an hour for 70-plus-hour weeks (The Guardian)
  6. Fears over fees that have halved tribunal claims – Employment tribunals against companies have more than halved in number since fees were introduced to launch claims – but a leading law firm is questioning whether this trend will continue (The Telegraph)
  7. Religious freedom at work: M&S decision gets to the meat of the matter – With the news that M&S staff have been allowed to refuse to serve customers buying alcohol or pork products on religious grounds, interesting issues are raised about rights of religious freedom in the workplace (The Guardian)
  8. Fife Council promises action after being accused of playing ‘Scrooge’ to home carers – Home carers who provide essential services for some of the most vulnerable people in Fife have hit out at “Scrooge” council bosses who told them they would not be getting paid for overtime worked ahead of Christmas (The Courier)

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

117 Reviews

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 days 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 5 days ago

Mark A

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

Posted 5 days 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 5 days ago

Muhammad Z

Awesome services. Professionals at their best .

Posted 5 days ago

Anonymous

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

Posted 5 days ago

Chloe F

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

Posted 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

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

Posted 3 weeks ago

Tim O

Experienced and competent advisors

Posted 3 weeks ago

Rachel A

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

Posted 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

Anonymous

Good service

Posted 4 weeks ago

Anonymous

Excellent professional service. Highly recommend.

Posted 4 weeks 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 1 month ago

Mike H

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

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Fantastic and quick service!

Posted 1 month 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 1 month ago

Eugene A

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

Posted 1 month ago

Harold d

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

Posted 1 month ago

Trish B

Professional and efficient. A pleasure to deal with.

Posted 1 month ago