Want to talk to an expert employment law solicitor?

You'll receive a callback from a specialist within an hour

MoJIn the latest of our series of posts on employment law stories in the news this week, we take a look at ten employment law stories that have made the news between 10 March 2014 and 16 March 2014.

  1. Bullying forced me out, claims hospitals’ whistleblower – A National Health inspector was “vilified, bullied, ridiculed, lied about and ostracised” when she blew the whistle on the failing hospital regulator, an employment tribunal has been told (The Times)
  2. Death rate whistleblower says she ‘fears sack’ – An NHS whistleblower could be sacked for raising concerns that a hospital was fiddling its death rates – bringing into question promises made by ministers to protect those who speak out in the public interest (The Nursing Times)
  3. Uni ‘bullying’ tribunal judge weighs decision – The employment tribunal of a former events co-ordinator at Kellogg College finished yesterday. Catriona Carter Jonas, of Adkin Way, Wantage, is suing the Chancellor, masters and scholars of Oxford University for alleged discrimination on age grounds, unfair dismissal and non-payment of outstanding wages (The Oxford Times)
  4. Zero hours contracts consultation closes with over 30,000 responses – The government’s consultation on zero hours contracts has now closed, having received more than 30,000 responses. The 12 week consultation was launched in late December 2013 by Business Secretary Vince Cable, following a review of evidence on the extent of the use of zero hours contracts conducted last summer (Gov.uk)
  5. Children and Families Bill receives Royal Assent – Legislation that will bring into force various changes to maternity, paternity and adoption rights has completed its route through Parliament. The Children and Families Act 2014 received Royal Assent yesterday, later than originally planned, introducing a number of measures (Personnel Today)
  6. Public Concern at Work releases report – The Whistleblowing Commission set up by Public Concern at Work to investigate the law and practice of whistleblowing has released its report on the effectiveness of existing arrangements for workplace whistleblowing in the UK (Public Concern at Work)
  7. Sacked ‘shark-wrestling’ charity worker agrees settlement – Paul Marshallsea, dismissed from the Pant and Dowlais Boys & Girls Club after being spotted on a beach while on sick leave, has settled with his former employer without a tribunal hearing (Third Sector)
  8. Nicolas Anelka sacked by West Brom for ‘gross misconduct’ – Nicolas Anelka’s troubled West Bromwich Albion career ended in acrimony on Friday night when the Premier League club sacked the Frenchman for “gross misconduct”. Anelka – who was recently given a five-match ban and an £80,000 fine by the Football Association for the quenelle gesture he made at Upton Park in December – had earlier announced via Twitter that he was terminating his playing contract, which had three and half months to run (The Guardian)
  9. Figures show huge rise in zero-hours contracts – The scale of the use of zero-hours contracts has been revealed after official figures showed that nearly 583,000 employees – more than double the government’s estimate – were forced to sign up to the controversial conditions last year (The Guardian)
  10. Purple Parking workers win ageism battle after dozens sacked for ‘being too old’ – Britain’s biggest airport car parking company, Purple Parking, has admitted age discrimination against its workers after it sacked dozens of them for being too old (The Independent)

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

4.76 Average

176 Reviews

Mohamed A

Super helpful and efficient, trustworthy service

Posted 1 day ago

Anonymous

efficient, responsive and effective

Posted 1 day ago

Andrew B

Very good service

Posted 1 day ago

Anonymous

Excellent service, compassionate and a good outcome

Posted 3 days ago

Anonymous

I had an employment issue which required legal advice. Chris was very supportive and knowledgeable, resulting in an optimum resolution in my favour. Would definitely recommend.

Posted 1 week ago

David M

Very professional and first-rate advice. I would use again. With thanks,

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

Got the job done swiftly without going too much in to detail.

Posted 1 week ago

Derek W

Redmans dealt with my case very efficiently and I was happy with the outcome.

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

Timely professional advice!

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

Very good service

Posted 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

I was in contact with Chris and then worked with Caroline on an employment matter. I was very pleased with the service and professionalism throughout, and came away with satisfied with the outcome. Would happily recommend.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Nikki

Received advice re employment law. Chris was very helpful and advised accordingly. Would happily recommend them and if ever I need help again, will not think twice before using them.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Samantha K

Absolutely brilliant thank you. Caroline Lewis is a legend

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

The legal advice was clear and helpful.

Posted 2 months ago

Davinder P

Good Service

Posted 2 months ago

Adrian V

I was using Redmans services for a Settlement Agreement. Very quick and professional service. The outcome was favourable and I was very pleased with the amendments and results. Pretty glad to recommend them for any type of legal advice.

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Very responsive, efficient, clear and supportive. Thank you! Highly recommend.

Posted 2 months ago

Tiago S

Chris was always prompt to help me with legal matters that are beyond my comprehension and very helpful leasing with my former employer. I would recommend Redmans Solicitors to everyone who needs help.

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Fast and professional advice tailored to what was needed. Thanks for your help Chris Hadrill and team.

Posted 2 months ago

Peter S

Really pleased with the outcome and the advice I had from Chris and Sacha.

Posted 2 months ago

Harika A

Redmans solicitor's helped me with my settlement agreement, Chris has been very helpful throughout the process.He was very prompt in his responses and made my settlement look simple.Special thanks to Caroline for her efficient communication, thorough explaination of contract terminology and negotiations.I highly reccommend Redmans solicitors for anyone seeking employment related legal help.

Posted 2 months ago