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 27 January 2020 and 2 February 2020

  1. HSBC makes last-minute settlement with ex-currencies head – The former global head of currencies and commodities at HSBC has reached an 11th-hour settlement with the UK bank and executives including the previous CEO John Flint in an employment claim over unfair dismissal (Financial Times)
  2. Bank boss who had affair with junior colleague said it was ‘just sex’ – A married bank boss who has been accused of carrying out a campaign of harassment against a junior colleague, told a tribunal that their fling was ‘only about sex’ (Metro)
  3. Timpson employee who threatened to ‘shoot’ colleague was unfairly dismissed – A Timpson employee who threatened to “shoot” a colleague was unfairly dismissed because of the way the company handled the disciplinary process, an employment tribunal has found (Personnel Today)
  4. CPS considers block on persistent tribunal claimant – The Crown Prosecution Service is considering an application to restrict a prolific employment tribunal complainant after his latest failed attempt to bring proceedings over a legal trainee scheme (Law Society Gazette)
  5. Govt to consult on pension solution after landmark case – The government has warned changes ordered by the courts to rectify a landmark discrimination case could make some members worse off (FT Adviser)
  6. Co-op Group staff launch equal pay claim – Around 100 shop workers from the Co-op Group have launched an equal pay claim against the retailer. The first hearing for the claim took place on Friday, 24 January at the Manchester Employment Tribunal (Coop News)
  7. Former TalkTalk manager brings gender discrimination case – A former manager of one of Britain’s largest telecoms companies discovered she was earning 40 per cent less than her male counterparts in the latest gender discrimination case, which opened in London on Monday (Financial Times)
  8. NHS worker asked if her pregnancy was planned was discriminated against, tribunal rules – A pregnant NHS administrator was discriminated against after her manager asked if her pregnancy was planned and if the cost of her maternity leave would come out of the team’s budget (People Management)
  9. Government announces increases to statutory payments in April 2020 – The Department for Work and Pensions has published a paper setting out proposed increases to statutory payments which will apply from April 2020 (The HR Director)
  10. Company fined after vehicle struck an overhead power cable – Fairhurst Stone Merchants Ltd has been fined for safety breaches after a vehicle made contact with an uninsulated overhead electric power line (HSE)

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 name

Your email

Your telephone number

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

143 Reviews

Liz P

An excellent professional service was provided by Chris Hadrill and Mel Chin. Efficient and trustworthy - would highly recommend this company.

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

Redmans Solicitors were great. They were able to advice me quickly and efficiently! I would recommend them, as a good solicitors to use.

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

Extremely efficient. Mel made a difficult situation bearable and gave good clear guidance thoughout.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

Thanks Chris and Sacha I was reassured throughout the process and a happy outcome

Posted 2 weeks ago

Edward F

Good and clear employment advice

Posted 2 weeks ago

Richard O

Chris at Redmans is my go-to legal expert when it comes to employee-related matters. His depth of knowledge, experience and considered approach to problems and their solutions is highly valuable. I cannot recommend Redmans highly enough.

Posted 4 weeks ago

Rory Y

They provide me with timely and clear advice!

Posted 4 weeks ago

Steven C

Redmans handled my settlement with my employer quickly, decisively and to a standard that I was very happy with. I would in similar circumstances contract them again

Posted 4 weeks ago

Deepthi K

Transparent. Clear communication. Prompt reply’s. Saves lot of time. Very satisfied.

Posted 4 weeks ago

Anonymous

Chris and Sacha did a fantastic job and negotiated a significant better settlement agreement

Posted 4 weeks ago

Dino D

I did get a very swift and god service from Redmans

Posted 4 weeks ago

Stephanie H

Clear, prompt, effective support from Chris which has been very much appreciated. Thank you again.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

I would highly recommend Redmans Solicitors, the team were very friendly and my case was dealt with professionally and efficiently. Thank you!

Posted 2 months ago

Shane M

Very professional, welcome advice at a crucial time. Always available and reasonable cost.

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

My case was relatively straight-forward. But even so, working with Redmans was easy, quick, professional & clear. Many thanks

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

The team were very helpful and answered all my questions regarding my redundancy. Initially I had a call with one of the representatives who escalated my request to a suitable employment solicitor. We arranged a call to discuss the settlement and she helped answer all my questions. We then mainly contacted through email which helped resolve the settlement quickly and convently. Thanks for all the help.

Posted 2 months ago

Djaouida T

You have good communication.

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Fast and professional. A highly recommended company for employment related issues.

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Very professional service.

Posted 2 months ago

Brittany

I was very grateful for Redmans to treat my case with respect and discretion. At the time, I was very new to London and it was meaningful to have someone on my side and win the case for me. Without any doubt, I would definitely recommend Redmans Solicitors to anyone who is in need of it.

Posted 10 months ago

Jake L

Chris is very professional and calm. Very attentive and patient, been a positive experience having Chris represent me, and would recommend him.

Posted 11 months ago