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June 2017 News Stories

27/06/2017 - Two companies fined after worker struck by scaffolding

Two South West based companies have been fined after a 44-year old woman was struck by scaffolding.

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26/06/2017 - Employee who faked cancer at work ordered to pay back £1

Secretary received £15,000 in sick pay and loans; HR urged to use ‘good housekeeping and common sense’ to avoid similar scams

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23/06/2017 - Engineering company fined after worker suffers hand injury

Thermal Engineering Ltd has been fined after a worker suffered a serious hand injury after a machinery incident.

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22/06/2017 - How to handle subject access requests (Helen Goss)

SARs are costly and time-consuming to carry out. But a recent rise in their popularity, and the forthcoming GDPR, mean employers need to get their heads round their requirements

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21/06/2017 - Company fined after failing to comply with enforcement action

Hatchmere Park Ltd has been fined after failing to comply with enforcement safety notices.

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20/06/2017 - North West company fined after employee fell from height

A North West welding and metal fabrication firm has appeared in court after a worker suffered life threatening injuries after falling through a fragile roof.

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19/06/2017 - ‘Over-promoted’ medical practice manager wins constructive dismissal tribunal

Case highlights importance of performance management processes to prevent ‘resentment being stored up’, says legal expert

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16/06/2017 - Company and contractor fined after member of the public struck by fencing wire

A civil engineering company (R M Contractors Limited aka RMC), and a contractor working on behalf of a tree surgery company Complete Tree Services (CTS) have been sentenced after a member of the public was injured by fencing wire.

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15/06/2017 - Court victory for thousands of women in Glasgow equal pay battle

Ring-fencing bonuses was discriminatory, says ruling; HR urged to be careful when making adjustments

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14/06/2017 - Roofing company fined after safety failings

A roofing company has been sentenced for safety failings related to working at height.

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13/06/2017 - Keeping within the law on seasonal employment this summer

Tabytha Cunningham explores the options and key considerations for companies employing temporary workers

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13/06/2017 - Keeping within the law on seasonal employment this summer

Tabytha Cunningham explores the options and key considerations for companies employing temporary workers

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13/06/2017 - Keeping within the law on seasonal employment this summer

Tabytha Cunningham explores the options and key considerations for companies employing temporary workers

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12/06/2017 - Waste recycling company fined after worker scalded

A waste company has been sentenced today after one of its workers received severe burns to his upper body and face.

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09/06/2017 - UK salesman could receive compensation after 13 years without paid holiday

Workers allowed to carry holiday forward if they are unable to take it for reasons beyond their control, says opinion in Sash Windows case

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08/06/2017 - Caring Homes fined after death of elderly resident

A care home company has today been fined almost half a million pounds after an elderly resident fell from her first floor window and died.

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07/06/2017 - Father should have had equal right to time off after birth, rules tribunal

Caring for a new child ‘is not a role exclusive to the mother’

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06/06/2017 - Employer fined after member of the public injured

The owner of a fencing company has been fined after a member of the public was injured at the business premises in Whittington Hill, Chesterfield.

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05/06/2017 - Tribunal awards £25,000 to trainer who lost job over pregnancy

Ruling describes dismissal as ‘serious act of discrimination’

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02/06/2017 - Lightwater Valley sentenced after girl’s rollercoaster injury

Lightwater Valley Theme Park and a contractor have been fined after a five-year-old was injured when her leg was trapped while on a rollercoaster.

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01/06/2017 - Tribunal confirms employers’ broad duties to make reasonable adjustments

A recent EAT case demonstrates that it’s up to the company – not the employee – to identify adjustments for staff with disabilities

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