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 made headlines between 12 April 2021 and 18 April 2021

  1. Married City exec who was sacked for making ‘sleazy’ drunken pass at junior colleague he told was a ‘7 out of 10’ fails in bid to overturn unfair dismissal – A married City executive who was sacked for making a ‘sleazy’ drunken pass at a junior colleague he told was a ‘7 out of 10’ has failed in his bid to overturn an unfair dismissal (The Daily Mail)
  2. Office manager denied remote working because boss ‘knew what was best for her’ awarded £60k at tribunal – Mum who wanted to work by son’s hospital bed was constructively unfairly dismissed and directly discriminated against on the grounds of sex, court rules (People Management)
  3. Older white people who use term ‘coloured’ are not necessarily racist, judge rules – Older white people who use the term “coloured” are not necessarily racist as they have not had “multicultural acquaintances”, a judge has ruled (The Telegraph)
  4. BT ordered to pay £80K to former employee who took race and sexism claim to tribunal – BT has been forced to compensate a former employee after job offers she secured were withdrawn and instead awarded to white men (Bristol Post)
  5. Lord Ranger called worker who feared abuse a ‘silly girl’ – A Conservative peer victimised a female employee by calling her a “scumbag”, “silly girl” and “proper quarrelsome woman” after she complained of workplace harassment (The Sunday Times)
  6. Thousands in UK may have missed out on work rights redress, study finds – A four-year policy of charging workers up to £1,200 to take law-breaking bosses to court was based on misleading data, a study has found, meaning thousands of people may have wrongly missed out on redress for breaches of employment rights (The Guardian)
  7. JPMorgan sued by London trader fired over spoofing claim – A former JPMorgan Chase & Co trader who was fired over a spoofing allegation said he was only dismissed because the bank wanted to “appease” US regulators following a scandal that cost the bank close to US$1 billion in penalties (The Edge Markets)
  8. Barclays banker given £10k pay-out in toilet access case – A banker who has Crohn’s disease has been awarded £9,692 after an employment tribunal found that his employer failed to make reasonable adjustments by not improving his proximity to toilet facilities (Personnel Today)
  9. Man who said ‘girls in short skirts are inviting rape’ wins unfair dismissal – A man who said girls who wear short skirts are inviting rape should not have been fired, a tribunal has ruled. Raja Minhas, 44, was promoting Sky products with Mia Klemetti at a shopping centre stand on June 6, 2019 (Metro)
  10. Salesperson asked ‘can I get you pregnant?’ wins sex discrimination claim – A salesperson at a courier firm who was subjected to ‘demeaning’ and explicit sexual comments has won her claim for sex discrimination, harassment and constructive dismissal at an employment tribunal (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

    Testimonials

    4.80 Average

    312 Reviews

    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 1 day 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 2 days ago

    Anonymous

    Very quick and professional service , Rana was very helpful

    Posted 2 days ago

    James G

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

    Posted 4 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 2 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 4 weeks 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

    Anonymous

    Exceeded my expectations. Very professional and proactive. I highly recommend them.

    Posted 1 month ago