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 19 April 2021 and 25 April 201

  1. NHS executive who was fired after complaining her colleagues ‘kept breathing on her’ and ‘making distracting noises’ wins £19,000 payout for unfair dismissal – An NHS executive who was unfairly dismissed for complaining that her colleagues kept ‘breathing on her’ has been given a £19,551 payout (The Daily Mail)
  2. No cap on judicial sitting days next year – There will be no cap on judicial sitting days for the next financial year in order to reduce the backlog of Crown court cases, the Ministry of Justice has announced (The Law Society Gazette)
  3. Addison Lee drivers are workers, Court of Appeal confirms – Addison Lee drivers are workers, not self-employed, and are entitled to the national minimum wage and holiday pay, the Court of Appeal has confirmed (Personnel Today)
  4. Scots Tesco driver sacked for taking toilet breaks at home wins £17k compo – A Tesco delivery driver has won £17,000 after he was sacked for stopping off at his house to use the toilet (The Daily Record)
  5. Construction company fined after apprentice electrician falls from height – Greenway Partnership Limited, a Herefordshire based construction company, has been fined after an apprentice fell two metres during the demolition of part of a school premises (HSE)
  6. Cleaner’s racial harassment claim dismissed after colleague described black customers as ‘coloured’ – A cleaner’s claim for harassment related to race following an older colleague’s use of the term ‘coloured’ to describe customers has been dismissed (People Management)
  7. Ex-housekeeper at Michelle Mone’s £25m mansion tells of ‘immensely upsetting’ relationship with Scots tycoon – An ex-housekeeper at Michelle Mone’s £25million mansion has won a payout after telling a tribunal of her shock dismissal by the Scots underwear tycoon (The Daily Record)
  8. Debenhams: Swansea worker made redundant by conference call after 28 years – When Tina Hardwicke got a Christmas temping job at Swansea’s Debenhams in 1992 she was “proud to get in” at a big-name store. It was the beginning of a 28-year career where she went on to become a supervisor and store trainer (BBC)
  9. Firefighter who saved three people from Grenfell Tower loses unfair dismissal battle after he was sacked for running gardening business while off sick with post-traumatic stress – A firefighter who rescued three people from Grenfell Tower has lost an unfair dismissal battle after he was sacked for continuing to run a gardening firm while off sick (The Daily Mail)
  10. Freshfields report into bank rape allegations not covered by privilege – A report prepared by magic circle firm Freshfields into the alleged rape of a bank employee was not covered by legal privilege, according to an employment tribunal ruling that has now been made public (The Law Society Gazette)

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

    330 Reviews

    Arabella B

    I am so grateful to Caroline Lewis at Redmans Solicitor’s for helping me with my Unfair Dismissal Case. I was seriously impressed how easy Redmans made the whole case, and am very happy with my Settlement. I have recommended your firm to at least 5 people in the last 3 months.. Thank you Caroline and everyone at Redmans. You are Brilliant .

    Posted 1 day ago

    Anonymous

    Highly professional and efficient service.

    Posted 1 day ago

    Tanya T

    I had the pleasure of Chris and Sacha’s experience with a work matter. They made me feel at ease with the process and explained everything thoroughly. Would happily recommend Redmans especially Chris and use them if needed I’m the future. Thank you!

    Posted 1 day ago

    Anonymous

    I used the services of Redmans solicitors and was a quick outstanding service I engaged them in a settlement agreement after been made redundant extremely professional at all that was done and would definetly use them again

    Posted 1 day ago

    Adrian A

    Spot on support, enough to get the matter at hand sorted. No beating around the bush, no nonsense - got the job done and we all moved on.

    Posted 1 day ago

    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 week 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 1 week ago

    Malcolm P

    they were there when others were not

    Posted 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

    Anonymous

    Efficient and quick service!

    Posted 1 month ago

    Karen B

    Quick response very helpful Issue raised dealt with very quickly

    Posted 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 3 months ago

    Pravina P

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

    Posted 3 months ago