WorkLife: Tribunals

"With immediate effect, no fees are payable for ET proceedings"

"With immediate effect, no fees are payable for ET proceedings"

Gone is the demand on HM Courts & Tribunals Service’s website for a fee when you submit a tribunal claim.  Instead, a brand-new message appears: “with immediate effect, no fees are payable for ET proceedings”. 

Enhanced confusion: shared parental pay and discrimination

Enhanced confusion: shared parental pay and discrimination

An Employment Tribunal has ruled that an employer directly discriminated against a male employee on the grounds of sex when it refused him enhanced shared parental pay while mothers on maternity leave were in receipt of full pay.

Privilege – tips for minimising the risk of waiver

Privilege – tips for minimising the risk of waiver

Earlier this month, the High Court gave an important decision dealing with the scope of privilege and when parties can withhold documents in litigation.  The decision provides a good opportunity to reiterate some of the principles of privilege in the context of employment law.

Right to be accompanied – who gets to choose?

Right to be accompanied – who gets to choose?

The Tribunal in the recent case of Gnahoua v Abellio London Ltd found that the employer had breached the employee's right to be accompanied.  However, there is a bright side to this case.

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