WorkLife: Tribunals

ACAS strikes and Tribunal meltdown

ACAS strikes and Tribunal meltdown

We are all very familiar with the change to the Employment Tribunal fee regime and the effect that this has had on the number of Tribunal claims (hint: there are a LOT more claims – approximately 65% more).

From Unison to whistleblowing – reasons why 2017 is worth remembering

From Unison to whistleblowing – reasons why 2017 is worth remembering

Now that January has finally limped to the finish line, you could be forgiven for feeling that 2017 was a long time ago.  However, before your memories fade altogether, I thought it would be a helpful reminder to look at some of the key employment matters from last year which are likely to continue to have an impact in 2018, as well as consider some of the new developments which this year may bring. 

"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.