The government has announced proposals for a single labour market enforcement body which will have powers to enforce minimum wage and holiday payments and could also encompass workplace discrimination, harassment and bullying.
The Government consults on the case for a new single labour market enforcement body, as part of its commitment under the Good work plan to extend state enforcement of workers' rights.
Updated to reflect that the Supreme Court allowed the appeal in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd.
Updated to include information on Base Childrenswear Ltd v Otshudi, which concerned an injury to feelings award in relation to a discriminatory dismissal.
Updated to include references to EAT decisions concerning the impact of the fees regime on claims presented out of time, the limits of a tribunal’s power in relation to the online publication of a judgment, and the persons who may be protected by an anonymisation order.
Non-disclosure agreements should not be used to prevent employees from discussing allegations of discrimination and harassment with other staff, while any new laws governing their use should still protect victims' right to "move on with their lives", MPs have said.
In Base Childrenswear Ltd v Otshudi, the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered the level of race discrimination compensation for an employee whose appeal against her dismissal and post-dismissal grievance were ignored.
Too few full-time judges are available to handle the backlog of employment tribunal cases, which has resulted in continuing delays in claims being heard.
After more than two years of watching politicians grapple with one of the most complex negotiations the UK has ever been involved in, Paul Quain and Lisa Rix consider what we can learn from this in the context of employment disputes.
In Antuzis and others v DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd and others, the High Court held that the director and company secretary were both jointly and severally liable for the employer's statutory and contractual breaches.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment disputes.