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Teacher Assaulted by Pupil Unfairly Sacked After Long-Term Sick Leave

Long-term sick leave can be a headache for employers, but it is absolutely vital that workers are given every opportunity to get better and return to work. In one case that proved the point, a teacher who was off work for over a year after she was assaulted by a pupil has won the right to compensation following her dismissal. Although her physical injuries were...

Indirect Discrimination – Supreme Court Lays Down the Law

The Supreme Court has urged employers to modify provisions, criteria or practices (PCPs) that disadvantage protected minority groups – even if no reason can be discerned for their discriminatory impact. The Court made its comments in ruling upon indirect discrimination claims brought by a group of Home Office workers. The Home Office required its employees to...

Employee Paid Nothing for Seven Years Wins £182,000

Unlawful deductions from wages may not seem a strong enough phrase to describe one case in which an employee was not paid anything at all for seven years’ work. Employment law is well equipped to put right such injustices, however, and the woman was awarded £182,000 to compensate her for her unremunerated toil. Following her resignation, an Employment...

Worker or Employee? Tribunal Ponders Charity Worker’s Case

The dividing line between ‘workers’ and ‘employees’ can be very difficult to discern, but is of the greatest significance. That was certainly so in the case of one man who worked for a charity for years without any form of written contract. The man, who started out as a paid intern on a trial basis, received about £1,000 a month for performing a wide...

Automated Trading Algorithms Thief Pays Price for His Deceit

An atmosphere of trust is vital to any workplace but the ease with which confidential material can be downloaded means that sensible employers need to guard against the enemy within. In one striking case, a financial analyst was jailed after stealing valuable algorithms from his employer with a view to personal gain. The algorithms were used in automated trading...

Redundant NHS Executive Wins Right to Higher Rate Pension

Being made redundant can be a painful experience but, with expert legal advice, you can at least ensure that you leave with everything you are entitled to. In one case, a senior NHS executive who was just short of her 50th birthday when her employer decided to make her redundant had her pension rights upheld by the Court of Appeal. Following a stressful meeting,...