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 3 August and 9 August 2015

  1. Union files pay claim to Sports Direct over zero hours contracts – Unions representing staff at Sports Direct’s main warehouse in Shirebrook have filed a pay claim asking the retailer to move thousands of zero-hours workers on to permanent contracts (The Guardian)
  2. Manufacturer fined after worker suffered head injuries – A Bath-based manufacturer, Rotork UK Ltd, was fined for safety failings on Thursday 6 August 2015. Mansfield Magistrates’ Court heard how on the 31 January 2014 a 30-year-old worker was struck in the face by a chuck key at their site in Huthwaite, resulting in serious injuries (HSE)
  3. Pizza chain’s angry staff launch protests over slice taken off their hard-earned tips – Indignant waiters are calling for public support in a battle to hold on to their tips. Pizza Express branches are to be targeted by protesters from Monday, as part of an attempt to get the restaurant chain to stop creaming off a proportion of tips for staff that have been paid on credit and debit cards (The Guardian)
  4. Automatic union fee payments ‘to end in public sector’ – Plans to stop public sector workers automatically paying subscriptions to trade unions through their salaries have been unveiled by the government. Ministers say the process is “outdated” and ending it would give workers more control and save more than £6m a year by cutting employers’ administration (BBC)
  5. Fired HSBC Executive Sues for $23 Million Amid Racism Claims – HSBC Holdings Plc was sued by a manager who said he was underpaid and ultimately dismissed because senior staff had a problem with the fact he was Turkish and a Muslim. Habib Kaya Biber, the former co-head of the bank’s industrials unit, was treated with “utter disrespect” after 10 years at the bank, his lawyers said in documents filed at a London employment tribunal Tuesday. He is seeking 15 million pounds ($23 million), HSBC said in its own filing (Bloomberg)
  6. Government proposes to abolish £30,000 relief on termination payments – Employers will be disappointed to learn that tax and NIC free termination payments up to £30,000 may soon become a thing of the past. The government proposes to replace the current tax and NIC treatment of termination payments with a “simpler” regime consisting of new exemptions on termination payments (Lexology)
  7. EU Kosovo mission accused of trying to silence whistleblower – The European Union’s biggest foreign mission has been accused of using its powers to try to silence a whistleblower who claims to have uncovered evidence of possible corruption. Eulex, the foreign mission in Kosovo, is being taken to an employment tribunal by the London-based lawyer Maria Bamieh. She claims she was forced from her job as a prosecutor after exposing evidence of bribery among senior staff (The Guardian)
  8. Gillingham and chairman Paul Scally fined £75,000 for ‘race victimisation’ – Gillingham and their chairman, Paul Scally, have each been fined £75,000 for “race victimisation” relating to the departure of the striker Mark McCammon in 2011. McCammon spent three years with Gillingham, and an employment tribunal in Ashford had previously ruled his departure was because of racial discrimination. McCammon claimed the club refused him treatment for an injury and docked his wages (The Guardian)
  9. Derbyshire NHS chief branded female colleague a ‘whore’ after she snubbed his sexual advances – A health watchdog is investigating an NHS trust after a sexual harassment employment tribunal identified “significant issues”. Government regulator Monitor is probing Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to see if there are other problems with the way the organisation is run (The Derbyshire Times)
  10. Age discrimination: police officers to appeal against EAT decision on A19 retirement – An appeal has been lodged against the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling that requiring police officers to retire after 30 years’ service to cut costs was not age discrimination. The EAT judgment in this case, which has wide implications for all police forces in England and Wales, was delivered on 8 July 2015 (Personnel Today)

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 first name (required)

    Your last name (required)

    Your email (required)

    Your telephone number (required)

    Brief details of your enquiry

    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

    4.77 Average

    212 Reviews

    Ellen S

    Excellent, professional, timely. Friendly when I needed it most. Would recommend to anyone.

    Posted 1 hour ago

    Ellen S

    Excellent, professional, timely. Friendly when I needed it most. Would recommend to anyone.

    Posted 1 hour ago

    Cristina G

    Very professional and reliable. Timely answers, clear and to the point. Always looking for the best for their customers.

    Posted 1 day ago

    Rob T

    Very professional and on target - highly recommended.

    Posted 4 days ago

    Anonymous

    Very efficient service and knowledgeable solicitors.

    Posted 4 days ago

    Anonymous

    Excellent response time from first contact. Quick and easy completion of documents required. Fast response to any queries I made.

    Posted 4 days ago

    Anonymous

    Redmans Solicitors did a great job and were very professional at all times. Would definitely recommend.

    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Gary P

    All good advice, prompt and efficient

    Posted 1 month ago

    Anonymous

    Excellent advice and customer service.

    Posted 3 months ago

    Aneet G

    I would definitely recommend Redmans. Very impressed with service provided. They were extremely proactive in handling my case which made things easier for me. Provided sound advice and resolution. Special credit for this goes to Chris who dealt with my case with great determination and consideration.

    Posted 3 months ago

    Fern M

    Very efficient and friendly

    Posted 3 months ago

    Neville S

    A professional and friendly service, which I would highly recommend.

    Posted 3 months ago

    Daniel T

    Extremely helpful and made a bad situation much more manageable. Where other solicitors seemed disinterested in my situation Redmans immediately made me feel like it was a team effort to achieve a more favourable outcome

    Posted 3 months ago

    Paul T

    Excellent, quick and informative. Chris was a real star and gave me confidence during the uncertainty if a redundancy settlement.

    Posted 3 months ago

    Marina E

    Felt in very capable hands was listened to and given excellent advice. Would not hesitate to recomend and use again if needed.

    Posted 3 months ago

    Rosa B

    Fabulous service all round.

    Posted 3 months ago

    Anonymous

    Redmans were quick to respond to my enquiry and dealt with my case professionally and personably. I received sound advice and was put at ease by Chris Hadrill, Partner.

    Posted 3 months ago

    Alkhas K

    Excellent service.

    Posted 3 months ago

    Mathias G

    Contacted them regarding my end of employment agreement. Chris Hadrill dealt with it and was done and handed back to employer same day more than happy with there service.

    Posted 4 months ago

    Mark W

    Most professional from start to finish offering very a personal service. Most impressive and quick when dealing with the matters in hand.

    Posted 5 months ago

    Anonymous

    Posted 5 months ago