Government goes against £65 settled status fee for EU citizens

Government goes against £65 settled status fee for EU citizens

As Brexit draws closer there are many EU citizens and their employers who are worried about their future in the UK after the 29th of March. The original £65 settled status fee for over 16’s and £32.50 for under 16’s was met with distaste from the public and warranted...

Disability discrimination

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held in Wood v Durham County Council that it is not disability discrimination to dismiss an employee with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and associated amnesia for shoplifting. This is because the employee was dismissed...

Could employment tribunal fees be reintroduced?

The Ministry of Justice has announced this month that employment tribunal fees may be reintroduced. Secretary for the MoJ, Richard Heaton voiced his confidence stating that a fee-based system could be found which does not deny Claimants access to justice. The case...

Parental bereavement leave

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 has received Royal Assent and is expected to come into force in 2020. The new Act will allow all employed parents who lose a child under the age of 18, or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy, a right to two...

Summary of gender pay gap information provided by employers

Gender pay reporting legislation requires employers with 250 or more employees to publish statutory calculations every year showing how large the pay gap is between their male and female employees. This week the Government Equalities Office has published a summary of...

Latest tribunal statistics

Latest tribunal statistics

The Ministry of Justice has recently published the quarterly tribunal statistics for the period between April to June 2018 which continue to show significant growth since the abolition of tribunal fees in July 2017. The figures are as follows: The number of single...

Just 6% of UK work traditional 9am-5pm hours

A YouGov survey undertaken at the end of last year found that two thirds (66%) of Brits preferred to start work earlier than the ‘traditional’ 9am-5pm hours. When asked if employees were given a preference on the start and end times of their 8-hour shift, only 14%...