STOP PRESS - TRIBUNAL FEES RULED UNLAWFUL!

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On the up after the Unison judgment?

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Back in July, the Supreme Court removed the requirement to pay a fee in order to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal. Recent statistics from the Employment Tribunal show that the number of cases received by Employment Tribunals rose by 90% ...

Employment Autumn update

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Employment Tribunal fees – refund scheme open to all If you paid Tribunal fees between 2013 and 2017, you can now reclaim these. There is an “online form” to fill in (...

Applying for a refund for Tribunal fees - details announced

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You may recall that, in July this year, the Supreme Court ruled that the Employment Tribunal fees imposed by the Government in 2013 were unlawful. The Government has therefore committed to refund all fees paid by Claimants. For some Claimants,...

STOP PRESS - TRIBUNAL FEES RULED UNLAWFUL!

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It feels like it is time for some good news! In 2013, the Government introduced Tribunal fees for individuals bringing claims (but not for employers defending them). At over £1,000 for most claims, it was unaffordable for many individuals (also...

Protection for parents of children with disabilities - and adjustments for Aspergers

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Two recent cases made me reflect on how our work championing children with special educational needs (and supporting their parents) intertwines with our employment practice - challenging discrimination at work. In Northern Ireland, the mother of a...

Plumbers and politics: still searching for the Philosopher's stone on employment status

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Since the decision in Uber, the Court of Appeal has dismissed an argument by Pimlico Plumbers that the relationship between them and their plumbers was a “business model” and found the plumber in question (Mr Smith) to be a “worker” and thus entitled to paid holiday, sick pay and the National Minimum Wage

8 March - International Women's Day

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Today is International Women’s Day: an annual celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The theme for 2017 is ‘Be Bold for Change’ . Some of the predictions and statistics around the...

Is your Uber driver working for himself - or for Uber?

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You may well have heard news report over the weekend to the effect that the 40,000 or so UK Uber drivers are now, in fact, “employees”. Not quite – but nearly. My experience of listening to news reports on issues that I know about...