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-related stories that made headlines between 27 April 2020 and 3 May 2020

  1. Law Commission calls for tribunal time limit extension – The Law Commission has told the government that the employment tribunal system is not working as well as it should and recommends a six-month time limit to bring any type of claim in a report published today (The Law Society Gazette)
  2. Teachers win dismissal case over SATs ‘cheating’ – Three primary school teachers who were sacked for “inflating” pupils’ SATs results have won their case at an employment tribunal (BBC)
  3. Disabled hospital secretary unfairly dismissed for repeatedly checking her own medical record, tribunal rules – A hospital clerical officer has been awarded £269,114 after she was unfairly dismissed and discriminated against for repeatedly checking her own medical files while at work (People Management)
  4. Priti Patel expected to be cleared of bullying by Cabinet Office inquiry – Priti Patel is expected to be cleared this week of bullying senior civil servants in three separate government departments, Whitehall sources have confirmed (The Guardian)
  5. Ex-DWP official who compared immigrants to terrorists loses unfair dismissal case – A former civil servant in the Department for Work and Pensions has lost a court case against her ex-employer after she was fired over a series of offensive tweets (Civil Service World)
  6. Buckland urged to extend deadline for discrimination and harassment claims – Leading justice organisations have urged the lord chancellor to temporarily double the three-month deadline for bringing discrimination or harassment claims to the employment tribunal to protect workers during the Covid-19 lockdown (The Law Society Gazette)
  7. Boots employee banned from taking breaks wins £7k at employment tribunal – A Boots employee suffering from a bad back has been awarded almost £7,000 by an employment tribunal after the company prevented her from taking breaks during the day (Personnel Today)
  8. NatWest worker hit by car on first day of work wins £4.7m from RBS over discrimination – A NatWest employee who was run over on her first day of work has won a record £4.7 million payout after the way she was treated left her needing psychiatric care (The Mirror)
  9. Firefighters take legal action over government pension ‘robbery’ – Four public services unions have taken the government to court over pension benefits. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU), supported by the prison staff union (POA), public services union PCS and general union the GMB, has filed court proceedings because they say the government is in breach of a key part of the new public service pension schemes that came into force in April 2015 (Personnel Today)
  10. Call for employment tribunals to have more power to protect workers – Employment tribunals should be given powers to make awards of up to £100,000 for breach of contract and to deal with disputes where staff are still in work, the Law Commission has recommended (The Guardian)

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

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

4.76 Average

197 Reviews

Rosa B

Fabulous service all round.

Posted 3 days ago

Anonymous

Redmans were quick to respond to my enquiry and dealt with my case professionally and personably. I received sound advice and was put at ease by Chris Hadrill, Partner.

Posted 3 days ago

Alkhas K

Excellent service.

Posted 1 week ago

Mathias G

Contacted them regarding my end of employment agreement. Chris Hadrill dealt with it and was done and handed back to employer same day more than happy with there service.

Posted 1 month ago

Mark W

Most professional from start to finish offering very a personal service. Most impressive and quick when dealing with the matters in hand.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Posted 1 month ago

submit

I am very glad I came across Redmans Solicitors. Fantastic service!

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Fantastic communication, always happy to answer queries, highly recommended.

Posted 1 month ago

Wavenie B

They were very straight to the point, friendly and understanding people. I felt they had my best interest. They were easy to get hold of, replies were almost instant. 5/5 for customer service

Posted 2 months ago

Christina P

Caroline was fantastic to work with - extremely knowledgeable, supportive, thorough and honest. I definitely recommend Redmans!

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Very well done and fast support. Professional and reliable. Highly recommended!

Posted 2 months ago

Helene L

They were very knowledgable in the respected area in terms of change in law/regulations that is crucial for the clients who are seeking for legal arvice.

Posted 2 months ago

Sara R

Very helpful and wonderful advice

Posted 2 months ago

Marie D

very good service all digitalised

Posted 2 months ago

Philip H

Chris Hadrill handled my case with great accuracy and efficiency. Basically made it feel like a process without hassle. Doesn't try to expand the case just for greater fees. I value his professional advice highly.

Posted 2 months ago

Michael W

Professional, responsive and supportive - excellent service!

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

I was really happy with the service provided. I had to chase a couple of time but despite that, my matter was dealt with in a timely manor. I would use again in the future

Posted 2 months ago

Lee M

Superb service and always available

Posted 2 months ago

Jonathan S

I was very grateful for the support I received from Redmans during a very difficult period. Rana Tandon really got under the skin of my issue and understood what was important to me, steering me carefully and sensibly to an outcome I was very happy with. I would recommend Redmans to anyone else without any reservations whatsoever.

Posted 2 months ago

Mohamed A

Super helpful and efficient, trustworthy service

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

efficient, responsive and effective

Posted 2 months ago