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Annual National Minimum Wage Rates

The Government has published the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2017, which are due to come into force on 1 April 2017. The revised rates are as follows: The National Living Wage for those aged 25 and over will increase from £7.20 per hour to £7.50 per hour; The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for 21- to 24-year-olds will increase from...

Zero Tolerance No Substitute for Individual Consideration

Employers are fully entitled to take a very dim view of violence in the workplace – but, when considering what action to take, each case must be considered on its own facts. In one case, a worker who lost his job following an angry office incident succeeded in his unfair dismissal claim. The motor vehicle technician, who had worked for the same car dealership...

Is Type 2 Diabetes a Disability? Employment Appeal Tribunal Considers

The definition of ‘disability’ in the employment context continues to be controversial, particularly when it comes to conditions that afflict very large numbers of people. The issue was highlighted in one important case concerning a type 2 diabetes sufferer. After the man lost his job with a betting and gaming company, he alleged both unfair dismissal and...

Professional Partners – Who Owns Your Goodwill?

Many professional firms continue to bear the names of former partners – but, if the latter object, what legal rights do they have? In tackling that issue, the High Court found that the goodwill built up by an employment lawyer belonged to the firm for which she worked. The lawyer had a substantial reputation in her field and, when she joined the firm as an...

Unfair Dismissal Can Blight Your Lifetime Earnings – See a Lawyer Today!

Unfair dismissal can blight your career indefinitely but, with the right legal advice, you can be compensated for every penny you lose in earnings. One case that proved the point concerned a finance director who was persecuted for whistleblowing and found herself out of a job in middle age. The woman blew the whistle on the chief executive officer of the company...

Depressed Care Worker Wins Big Payout Following Unfair Dismissal

Those who suffer unlawful treatment in the workplace commonly suffer psychiatric injury as a result, and Employment Tribunals (ETs) have broad powers to ensure that they are properly compensated. In one case, a veteran care worker who was plunged into depression before being unfairly dismissed won substantial damages. The woman had worked for a local authority...