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 14 January 2019 and 20 January 2019

  1. Former GB cyclist Jess Varnish has ‘no regrets’ over failed employment tribunal – Jess Varnish says she is considering appealing against the ruling in her landmark employment tribunal against British Cycling and UK Sport, but “will not appeal for appeal’s sake” (The Telegraph)
  2. Disabled worker awarded £45,000 after employer failed to install voice recognition software – A disabled worker whose employer failed to provide voice recognition software to ease pain that “left her in tears” has been awarded an overall sum of £45,000 by Hull Employment Tribunal (People Management)
  3. MPs call for FA to appear before parliament over Lucy Ward sex discrimination case – MPs have called for the Football Association to appear before parliament to explain their handling of one of the most high-profile and clear (The Telegraph)
  4. Council fined after worker suffers serious injuries to right arm – Darlington Borough Council has today been sentenced after a self-employed labourer was injured when a pack of roof trusses fell on him (HSE)
  5. City worker, 27, sues investment firm over allegations her boss, 50, invited her back to his hotel room after a work party and told her: ‘If I was 20 years younger I would be all over you’ – A city worker is suing her former employers for sexual harassment, alleging her boss repeatedly invited her back to his hotel room after a boozy office party (The Daily Mail)
  6. Academic told he has no right to be ‘anti-PC’ – A university lecturer has no legal right to defy political correctness, an employment tribunal has said in a ruling on his claim for unfair dismissal (The Times)
  7. Supermarket Asda awaits ruling in long-running staff battle over equal pay – Supermarket Asda is waiting for the latest ruling in a long-running legal battle by its staff over equal pay. The retail giant is challenging an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision that jobs in Asda stores are comparable to those in the firm’s distribution centres (South Wales Argus)
  8. Company director who helped manage Abu Dhabi Royal Family’s £5.5billion London property estate wins unfair dismissal case after being sacked for looking after his terminally-ill wife – A director of a company that managed the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi’s £5.5bn London property portfolio was unfairly sacked after pointing out that to make an unscheduled meeting he would have to arrange care for his terminally ill wife (Daily Mail)
  9. Quarry operator sentenced after worker shttps://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/passengers-using-east-midlands-airport-15704858everely injured – A quarry operator has today been fined after they failed to keep fixed guards in place on moving machinery, causing serious injuries to an employee’s arm (HSE)
  10. Passengers using East Midlands Airport ‘put at risk for years by failure to adequately check hand-luggage’, tribunal hears – Passengers using a Midlands airport have been put at risk for years by a failure to adequately check hand luggage, a tribunal has been told (Birmingham Live)

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

    324 Reviews

    Mark Q

    Five Stars I was most impressed by the attention, courtesy, speed and above all, professionalism in dealing with my Settlement Agreement. I would certainly have no problem in recommending this firm to anyone in need of their services.

    Posted 1 day ago

    Ade A

    I was surprisingly impressed by how Redmans Solicitors handle my case. From the moment I call them to the absolute end of my case, they always look after my best interest.

    Posted 3 days ago

    Malcolm P

    they were there when others were not

    Posted 1 week ago

    Anonymous

    Excellent service all the way through from start to finish. Really great support and guidance from the team, they secured the offer that I wanted. I can't recommend Redmans highly enough and will be sure to use their services again should the need arise.

    Posted 1 week ago

    Anonymous

    Efficient and quick service!

    Posted 3 weeks ago

    Karen B

    Quick response very helpful Issue raised dealt with very quickly

    Posted 3 weeks ago

    Carmen T

    Redmans give Great service and advice on reading contracts. They can explain all the solicitors jargon into words that you can understand. I received excellent service an I will use them again and again.

    Posted 3 weeks ago

    Anonymous

    Very grateful for Mel’s efforts in handling my case from start to finish which I would have found very stressful without it. She was very professional, friendly and we had a positive outcome. Highly recommend.

    Posted 1 month ago

    Nalin W

    Mel Chin was my Legal Executive when I engaged the services of Redmans Solicitors to help with a redundancy matter. She was incredibly approachable and professional from start to finish. Specially I have to mention regarding prompt reply to all my email queries, It was super quick. I would thoroughly recommend Mel Chin. Many Thanks

    Posted 1 month ago

    Anonymous

    I'd highly recommend Redmans Solicitors. Mel was very helpful and assisted me throughout my case.

    Posted 2 months ago

    Anonymous

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

    Posted 2 months 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 2 months 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 months ago

    Anonymous

    Very quick and professional service , Rana was very helpful

    Posted 2 months ago

    James G

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

    Posted 2 months ago

    Pravina P

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

    Posted 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 months 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 months ago

    Peter F

    Very helpful and clear advice, would highly recommend.

    Posted 3 months ago