Want to talk to an expert employment law solicitor?

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

In 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 headlines between 8 February 2021 and 14 February 2021

  1. Unfairly sacked teacher at Rose Hill prep school wins £140,000 damages – A teacher at a 200-year-old prep school has been awarded more than £140,000 in damages after she was unfairly sacked when parents complained about her qualifications (The Times)
  2. Michelin-starred chef wins unfair dismissal case after he was sacked for letting children play football during private party he hosted in restaurant of £4,500-a-night five-star Westbury hotel in Mayfair – A Michelin-starred chef who was sacked after he let children play a ‘silly’ game of football in the restaurant of a five star Mayfair hotel has won an unfair dismissal case (The Daily Mail)
  3. Tribunal finds legal ombudsman guilty of indirect sex discrimination – The Legal Ombudsman has agreed to pay damages to a staff member after a tribunal finding of indirect sex discrimination (The Law Society Gazette)
  4. Security officer accused of stealing from lost property was unfairly dismissed, tribunal rules – A security officer accused of stealing a wallet from lost property was unfairly dismissed because of his employer’s inadequate investigation, a tribunal has ruled (People Management)
  5. Charity executive told black employee she didn’t notice she was in the room because she was ‘so dark’ she was the same colour as chair she was sitting in, tribunal hears – A senior charity executive told a black employee she hadn’t noticed her in a room because she was the same colour as the chair she was sitting in, a tribunal has heard (The Daily Mail)
  6. Treasury scraps £95,000 cap on public sector pay-offs – The government is scrapping a cap of £95,000 on public sector redundancy payments, after court action by trade unions. Ministers say they are looking for new ways to tackle excessive pay-outs for higher earners (BBC)
  7. Solicitor who misled potential employer suspended indefinitely – A solicitor who twice misled a potential employer into believing he was still in a job – when in fact he had been sacked six months earlier – has been suspended indefinitely (Legal Futures)
  8. Employee who took cannabis for back pain unfairly dismissed – A recycling employee who failed a drugs test was unfairly dismissed, with an employment tribunal finding that his employer did not take into account his ‘unblemished’ service and his medical reasons for taking cannabis (Personnel Today)
  9. Surgeon sacked after patient was set alight wins £63,000 payout – A surgeon who was sacked after a patient was accidentally set on fire during an operation has been awarded £63,000 for racial discrimination and unfair dismissal (The Times)
  10. Employer acted unlawfully by disciplining union activist for use of its IT systems – University College London (UCL) has lost its appeal against an employment tribunal’s decision that it unlawfully disciplined a union activist for refusing to comply with an instruction to take down an email list that he had created for union communications (International Law Office)

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

    Testimonials

    4.81 Average

    313 Reviews

    Anonymous

    Sacha was very thorough and very helpful, with great advice on when to act and when to wait on my case.

    Posted 2 days ago

    Anonymous

    I have been very pleased with the support I got from Redmans Solicitors on my case with my employer. Caroline has always helped me to put things in perspective and showed me different scenarios ultimately to help me taking the right decision. She was very professional and always available when I needed, and at the same time also emphatic which I found also really important to establish a strong relationship. Will definitely recommend!

    Posted 4 days ago

    Anonymous

    Prompt and efficient response to my enquiries. Excellent negotiating skills with my employer which considerably improved the terms of my settlement agreement.

    Posted 4 days ago

    Anonymous

    Very quick and professional service , Rana was very helpful

    Posted 5 days ago

    James G

    Very professional, knowledgeable and kept me informed at every stage of my case. I would highly recommend Redmans.

    Posted 6 days ago

    Pravina P

    Chris was really good and help solve my issues with current company. I would recommend him to anyone.

    Posted 1 week ago

    Paul L

    Sacha was extremely helpful in my matter. I would not hesitate you use Sacha or Redmonds again. Everyone was very helpful.

    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Monique N

    I had Mel Chin helping me with a settlement and she was very professional and reliable throughout my case. Mel provided me with a good understanding of what was happening and gave suggestions on routes I could take. My case was resolved and closed promptly although the opposing side were very difficult to deal with. A very big thank you to Mel and Chris.

    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Jackie C

    My first ever experience needing the services of a solicitor; cannot speak highly enough of Mel and Chris’s personable, reassuring and straight to the point advice in dealing with my settlement agreement. They put me at ease during an extremely stressful time. I am equally as happy with the outcome, as l am their professional services.

    Posted 3 weeks ago

    ""

    Really happy with the service. All very efficient. Mel rattled through things very fast, however was great whenever I needed to stop and ask a question! Would definitely return to Redmans if I ever needed Legal advice.

    Posted 3 weeks ago

    Peter F

    Very helpful and clear advice, would highly recommend.

    Posted 3 weeks ago

    William A

    Second time I have had to use Redmans. They did not disappoint. They are fast , efficient and friendly. I have already recommended them to friends and colleagues. I hope I dont have to use them again but if I have to , they are the solicitors for me.

    Posted 3 weeks ago

    Fleeta C

    Great service with tantastic communications. The solicitor responsible is extremely knowledgeable and was responsible for bringing a timely and desired solution.

    Posted 3 weeks ago

    Veronica M

    Extremely helpful, starting from a request for advice at very short notice, to dedicating time for me to understand and review all documents thoroughly.

    Posted 3 weeks ago

    Sophie R

    Very efficient and professional service. Chris was very empathetic, knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommended.

    Posted 1 month ago

    Melanie M

    Very happy with the detailed advice provided from Redmans. They also helped me to secure a higher settlement than originally offered by my employer and were extremely diligent. I first spoke with Chris at relatively short notice and then Sacha dealt with my case. Would definitely recommend and use again in the future if needed.

    Posted 1 month ago

    Anonymous

    Redmans helped me with a work related issue, which was resolved quickly and professionally. I would definitely recommend this company.

    Posted 1 month ago

    James F

    Great people, really friendly and professional helped with everything that I needed.

    Posted 1 month ago

    Anusha S

    My case was handled by Sacha who was very thorough and helped me to achieve a good outcome with my employer. Sacha was very personal, professional and helped me during quite a stressful time, so I am hugely grateful to her and to Redmans. This was my first time engaging with a law firm so I wasn't sure what to expect but I can definitely say that it was a good experience overall and I ended up better off due to having the help of an experienced and proactive solicitor on my side.

    Posted 1 month ago

    Diane P

    So grateful that I contacted Redmans to deal with my Redundancy Agreement. Everything from the initial call to the completion of the matter was professional, efficient and effective. I was listened to, had everything explained simply and kept informed of every step. I received super advice and the costs were very competitive. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking similar help. First class service - thank you

    Posted 1 month ago

    Chris L

    It was a very efficient and effective service - Would recommend.

    Posted 1 month ago