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In the latest of our series of posts on employment law stories in the news, we take a look at ten employment law-related stories that have made headlines between 10 September 2018 and 16 September 2018

  1. Car wash company fined for insurance breach – A car wash company has been fined for not having employers’ liability insurance. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how the company was unable to produce a certificate of insurance during an inspection which was part of an initiative with West Midlands Police and Birmingham City Council (HSE)
  2. Morrisons faces employment tribunal claim over equal pay – Morrisons is the latest major supermarket group to be challenged over equal pay for its shop floor workers in a claim which could cost the retailer an estimated £1bn if successful (The Guardian)
  3. City lawyer has been ordered to pay his nanny over £18,000 after sacking her for getting pregnant – A high flying City lawyer has been ordered to pay his nanny more than £18,000 after sacking her for getting pregnant. A  partner at international corporate lawyers Hogan Lovells paid Saesi (corr) Muslipah (corr) a week’s notice and handed her a letter dismissing her (The London Economic)
  4. Ex head of Barnardo’s Trading Ltd unfairly dismissed, says tribunal – Barnardo’s unfairly dismissed the head of its trading subsidiary, Barnardo’s Trading Limited, an employment tribunal has ruled. Tracey Sarwar resigned in February last year, largely over her treatment by her manager, Roy Clark, the charity’s retail and trading director. The tribunal ruled she was entitled to view herself as dismissed (Civil Society)
  5. Prison strike: Government seeks court injunction to stop officers walking out over ‘unprecedented’ wave of violence – Ministers are seeking a court injunction to halt a prison officers’ strike over an “unprecedented” wave of violence and safety issues in British jails (The Independent)
  6. Employee of estate agency which went out of business awarded almost £12,000 by Tribunal – A former estate agency employee has been awarded compensation of £11,663 at an employment tribunal after the firm she worked for went out of business in February (Property Eye Industry)
  7. Labour shrugs off business concern to vow new rights for workers – John McDonnell has promised the biggest extension of workers’ rights in Britain in decades if Labour wins the next election, shrugging off warnings from business groups of damage to investment and employment (Financial Times)
  8. Tanker driver who spilled fuel over forecourt wins £23,000 and his job back – A tanker driver who accidentally spilled fuel over a forecourt has been awarded almost £23,000, along with his job back, by an employment tribunal. East London employment tribunal heard Mr D Nolan started employment with XPO Bulk UK in August 2010 as a tanker driver delivering fuel to petrol and filling stations across the UK (People Management)
  9. Logistics company fined after death of worker – A logistics company has been fined after a worker died when he was trapped between a trailer and his vehicle. Dudley Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 22 January 2016, a Tuffnells Parcels Express Limited employee was fatally injured whilst attempting to attach a trailer to his vehicle (HSE)
  10. Widow sues DPD over courier husband’s death – The delivery company DPD is being sued over the death of a driver who collapsed after he missed hospital appointments because he feared the company’s practice of charging drivers £150 for missing work (The Guardian)

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