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 the news between 9 January 2017 and 15 January 2017

  1. Teacher wins £380,000 compensation after being sacked for showing Halloween horror slasher film to vulnerable teens – An employment tribunal has awarded more than £380,000 to a senior teacher who was sacked for showing the slasher film Halloween to vulnerable teenagers. Head of English Philip Grosset, 46, showed the 18 rated film to a group of vulnerable 15 and 16 year olds, some of whom had self harmed or talked of suicide (The Mirror)
  2. Law Society calls for employers to prove compliance with employment law – A key committee of MPs were today urged to look at the possibility of putting the onus on bosses to prove their compliance when it comes to employment standards. The proposal is contained in the Law Society’s response to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee’s inquiry into the future of work and the rights of workers (The Law Society)
  3. Tesco announces 1,000 job losses – Tesco says 1,000 people are to be made redundant as part of a shake-up of its distribution network. The company says the changes form part of a wider programme of transformation, which has been taking place over the last two years (BBC)
  4. GMP admits mistakes as it settles case brought by senior cop who claimed she was ‘fitted up’ – A senior police officer has settled her employment tribunal case against Greater Manchester Police after the force admitted part of the investigation into her had been biased (The Manchester Evening News)
  5. Zero-hours workers ‘face £1,000 pay penalty’ – Workers on zero-hours contracts typically earn £1,000 a year less than permanent employees, according to Resolution Foundation research. People on the controversial contracts face a “precarious pay penalty” of 6.6%, or 93p an hour, the think tank has estimated (BBC)
  6. Jeremy Corbyn calls for maximum wage law – Jeremy Corbyn has called for a maximum wage for the highest earners, saying he fears Brexit will see the UK become a “grossly unequal, bargain basement economy”. The Labour leader would not give specific figures, but said radical action was needed to address inequality. “I would like there to be some kind of high earnings cap, quite honestly,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Tuesday (The Guardian)
  7. Fifty MPs demand anti-strike laws to stop further misery from transport unions – Fifty Tory MPs are demanding that the Government brings in tougher strikes laws to ensure the “widespread misery” seen on Southern Rail can never be repeated (The Telegraph)
  8. Gig economy needs new employment laws – People working in the ‘gig economy’ should be assumed to have employed status – and enjoy rights such as holidays and minimum pay – unless their employer can demonstrate otherwise, the Law Society has suggested (The Law Society Gazette)
  9. Crisp company fined for safety failings – A Northamptonshire company who manufacture crisps and snacks has been fined after an agency worker lost the tops of three fingers. Northampton Crown Court heard how an agency worker, working at Tayto Group Limited was clearing a blockage of material from a machine on the production line (HSE)
  10. Firefighters Go To Court Over Ageist Pension Scheme – Firefighters took the government to court yesterday over a new pension scheme that discriminates against younger crew members (The People’s Daily Morning Star)

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

    4.78 Average

    265 Reviews

    Alison M

    Very happy with the advice I received

    Posted 13 hours ago

    Margaret A

    I found everything about the company to be extremely professional and efficient. During my initial contact with Chris, he listened well and was reassuring, so I felt confident that my case would be well handled. Caroline was excellent at explaining all the legal points and answering my questions, as well as being very supportive and understanding throughout the process. I would definitely recommend this company.

    Posted 13 hours ago

    Sanja K

    Very efficient and professional service.

    Posted 14 hours ago

    Anonymous

    I found the advice I was given by Redmans Solicitors to be clear and useful and found the solicitor on my case to be both knowledgeable and approachable.

    Posted 5 days ago

    Karen T

    Great service. Thank you.

    Posted 6 days ago

    Anonymous

    Excellent service from Chris & Mel Chin. The best outcome was achieved from the redundancy process. They were extremely thorough, listened carefully and acted swiftly on my behalf. I highly recommend Redmans Solicitors

    Posted 1 week ago

    Shanine M

    Excellent service, thank you so much!

    Posted 1 week ago

    Anonymous

    I found Caroline and Chris very Helpful and provided excellent service. Caroline especially provided great legal advice and made me feel at ease with the whole process. I would highly recommend them. Thank you!

    Posted 1 week ago

    Gayle B

    Excellent company very professional would definitely recommend

    Posted 1 week ago

    Alex K

    Redmans provided an excellent service, timely and effective. Will definitely recommend.

    Posted 1 week ago

    Anonymous

    Great job done on my employment law

    Posted 1 week ago

    Dominica S

    Caroline & Chris were very prompt and efficient.Very happy with the service and will definitely recommend Redmans Solicitor to everyone !

    Posted 1 week ago

    Sandra K

    If you are looking for a group of solicitors who are Professional, Caring and on point, then look no futher than Redmans. I was literally hand held through out my case. Can not find fault with this company, very happy with the result and the service i received. Would highly recommend Redmans.

    Posted 1 week ago

    Anonymous

    I found dealing with Redmans a pleasure. I got to speak to someone quickly, the advice was profferred promplty and the service was not 'pushy'. In addition, the administration was excellent. What more could you ask for?

    Posted 1 week ago

    ALISDAIR L

    Redmans did a brilliant job regarding my redundancy agreement. I miss read an extra charge which wasnt the case so doing a new review to clarify. I would recommend Redmans for any employment law issues you may have.

    Posted 1 week ago

    Christos G

    Great legal advice and quick correspondence. Very supportive and helpful through the entire process. Thank you Redmans!

    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Anonymous

    Chris Hadrill advised me on a redundancy settlement agreement. He was very responsive, easy to deal with and gave me good advice at a stressful time.

    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Zara M

    Rana at Redmans gave me support and confidence I needed to ensure a wrong, was put right. I couldn’t recommend enough.

    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Stuart T

    Chris provided an excellent service, he was efficient and friendly and I had no doubt when recommending him to my colleagues

    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Anonymous

    Excellent service, prompt responses. Chris Hadrill provided excellent and efficient service.

    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Jane M

    Wonderful solicitors who really listen to you and who are there to offer expert legal advice but they also have a personal touch and you really feel supported both from a legal aspect but also from a personal aspect. They really listen .

    Posted 2 weeks ago