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Nick Singer is an employment barrister. He has been involved in countless unfair dismissal and discrimination cases, many of which went to Tribunal. Here he gives some helpful tips for disciplinary officers in organisations both large and small. ... read more
June 20th, 2016
While employment lawyers await the outcome of a government review of employment tribunal fees, research by the conciliatory body Acas suggests one in five cases were withdrawn as a result of the “off-putting” fees, according to The Law Society Gazette. ... read more
June 3rd, 2016
A long-running campaign to win compensation for construction workers who were blacklisted by firms for union activities has finally ended. The union Unite has reached a settlement with construction firms that will mean 256 workers share more than £10 million in compensation. ... read more
May 10th, 2016
The success rate of employment tribunal claims has fallen since the introduction of fees, according to new statistics released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) last week. ... read more
April 6th, 2016
An employment tribunal has found in favour a woman, who was wrongly accused by her employer, Starbucks, of falsifying documents, when she had simply misread numbers she was responsible for recording as a result of dyslexia. ... read more
February 11th, 2016
A Harrods security guard, John Perrett, was awarded £18,000 by an employment tribunal but was not reinstated in his job after claiming that he was unfairly dismissed for gross misconduct. ... read more
September 22nd, 2015
A foreign exchange manager dismissed by Commerzbank in October 2014 is claiming compensation after claiming she was excluded from the trading floor at the bank dominated by a “frat club” culture. She claims that key decisions were made during all-male drinking sessions to which she was not invited. ... read more
July 8th, 2015