ET fees quashed

ET fees quashed

ET fees quashed – how can you avoid claims? By now you will have heard that Employment tribunal fees, which have been in place since July 2013, have been ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court. The Court decided that the fees prevent access to justice and as such are a...
Employer finds employment tribunal

Employer finds employment tribunal

An employer makes grave ‘missed steak’ finds employment tribunal In this recent case, a butcher from Wigan, who shared another butcher’s ‘meat deal’ on social media, has won an employment tribunal on the grounds of unfair dismissal. Michael Hayward worked for Noel...
Voluntary overtime must be included

Voluntary overtime must be included

Voluntary overtime must be included in holiday calculations In the long running holiday pay saga, we already have binding court decisions that confirm holiday pay must be based on normal pay, including contractual overtime (i.e. overtime that an individual was...
Tax Free Childcare Scheme

Tax Free Childcare Scheme

The new £2,000 Tax Free Childcare Scheme The new scheme sees the Government contributing 20p for every 80p that working parents spend on childcare costs each year. This is the equivalent of the 20% tax many people pay on their earnings – hence the name “tax free”. It...
Unfair dismissal win

Unfair dismissal win

Unfair dismissal win for business manager demoted to doing ‘officey things’. A school business manager has successfully won her claim for unfair dismissal after she was demoted to a role carrying out “officey things”. Zena Dickenson, who managed 15 staff at Easington...