Interim relief from dismisal

Interim relief from dismisal

The law recognises that some claims to an employment tribunal must be dealt with quickly if there is to be an effective remedy for the claimant. This is called an “interim relief” application. Interim relief can be used by employees who have been dismissed...
Covert surveillance and unfair dismissal

Covert surveillance and unfair dismissal

It is common to hear stories of employees complaining about their employers having surveillance on them. It is less heard of however for employees to try to keep a secret eye on what their employer is doing. This was the case in Northbay Pelagic Ltd v Anderson. After...
Is Uber dodging the minimum wage?

Is Uber dodging the minimum wage?

On 19 February, after a 5-year legal dispute, the Supreme Court made a ruling that Uber drivers should be classed as workers. Their decision was based on 5 key points: 1. The drivers are not entitled to charge any more for the rides than Uber allows them to; they are...
Video Hearings in the Employment Tribunal

Video Hearings in the Employment Tribunal

The coronavirus pandemic has caused all of us to adapt to changing circumstances. Not only have individuals and businesses had to experiment with new ways of working but Employment Tribunals have had to adjust their measures to fit the ‘new normal’. Whilst video...
What standards are union advisers held to?

What standards are union advisers held to?

Trade unions and associations exist to protect members’ employment interests and rights. Members often pay subscriptions for the organisation’s professional support and may sometimes rely on their advice in important work-related matters such as employment...
Are you ready for IR35?

Are you ready for IR35?

Much has been said about the upcoming changes to off-payroll working (IR35) in the private sector over the past 18 months. In March last year, the government announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that the changes would be delayed until April 2021. The new...