Employment Law News

Coverage of the most recent changes to employment law from the employment law specialists at Simpson Millar, including guides to ensure that the environment you work in is beneficial for everyone. These articles are essential reading for employers, employees and trade unions.
Care Workers Are Suing A Care Provider In A Battle Over The National Minimum Wage

5 October 2016 | Deana Bates

17 care workers are suing their employer in a battle over the national minimum wage. Our Care Homes and Employment Law solicitors explore the case.

Obsession With Youth Makes Experience A Liability

30 September 2016 | Zee Hussain

Finding work once you have reached a certain age can be a lot harder than people realise particularly when the spectre of age discrimination rears its head

Foster Carers Form First Ever Trade Union

26 September 2016 | Deana Bates

The first foster carers trade union has formed. We look at raw deal foster carers received in the past and how a trade union can change this.

US Presidential Election Shines Light On Fitness At Work

26 September 2016 | David Hession

Questions over Statutory Sick Pay have arisen in the wake of a health debate in the final stages of the US Presidential election.

Rising Numbers Of Women Are Facing Maternity Leave Discrimination

23 September 2016 | Deana Bates

Citizens Advice has had a 58% increase in pregnant women & new mothers asking for advice on maternity leave discrimination – Deana Bates investigates

TUC Survey Reveals 52% Of Women Have Been Sexually Harrassed At Work

1 September 2016 | Linda Stewart

A TUC survey reveals 52% of women have experienced sexual harassment at work. Simpson Millars Head of Employment Law discusses the impact this has on women

Employers Caught Flouting Minimum Wage Law Named and Shamed

25 August 2016 | David Hession

The Department for Business has released a list of almost 200 employers caught flouting UK law and failing to pay the National Minimum Wage

Sports Direct Derbyshire Staff Are Set To Receive Back Pay Of Around £1Million

22 August 2016 | Zee Hussain

Sports Direct staff at its Derby warehouse will receive back-dated payments of around £1million, after not being paid the National Minimum Wage

19 Drivers Are Taking Uber To Court In A Fight For Employment Rights

25 July 2016 | Zee Hussain

Described as employment laws case of the year, 19 drivers are taking legal action against Uber. Zee Hussain looks at the changing face of employment.

Research Highlights Continued Workplace Bullying For LGBT+ Staff

5 July 2016 | Linda Stewart

A report has highlighted that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) members of society continually feel the need to hide their sexuality at work.

How A Brexit Vote Could Spell Uncertainty For Employees

24 June 2016 | Aneil Balgobin

Following the brexit vote, employment law specialist aNeil Balgobin discusses how it could spell uncertainty for employees.

Potential BHS Job Losses Create Redundancy Questions for Employees

21 June 2016 | Joy Drummond

Following the liquidation announcement by the administrators of BHS, Joy Drummond considers the legal issues now facing 11,000 employees.

Chelsea FC and Constructive Dismissal

14 June 2016 | Zee Hussain

The constructive dismissal case between Dr Eva Carneiro and Chelsea FC has finally come to an end, being resolved with an undisclosed settlement amount.

Businesses Urged to Adopt Flexible Approach for European Championships

13 June 2016 | Zee Hussain

With the European Championships kicking off in France, businesses have been urged to take a flexible approach to staffing during the tournament.

MPs Invite Female Employees to Share Work Experiences in Discrimination Row

10 June 2016 | Linda Stewart

Leading expert in discrimination law has welcomed an inquiry into a petition to make it unlawful for a company to require women to wear high heels at work.

Ramadan: What All Employers Need to Know

9 June 2016 | Zee Hussain

Its that time of year again – with the break of dawn on June 7th the holy month of Ramadan begins.

Fawcett Society 150th Anniversary

6 June 2016 | Linda Stewart

150 years of the fight for womens rights and gender equality. The Fawcett Society 150th Anniversary is here.

How a Brexit Could Affect Employers

26 May 2016 | Zee Hussain

With the referendum fast approaching, everyone has an opinion on whether Britain should leave or remain.

Controversial Trade Union Bill Becomes Law

5 May 2016 | Joy Drummond

On May 4th the much disputed Trade Union Bill received Royal Asset and became the Trade Union Act.

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