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August 2017 News Stories

23/08/2017 - Ready meal company fined after unsupervised worker fell from forklift

A seafood processing company that instructed a packer to carry out maintenance work on the factory’s gutters but failed to provide him with training has been sentenced.

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22/08/2017 - Council told to reinstate legal secretary more than two years after dismissal

Employer conceded woman was unfairly dismissed but argued it would not be practical to reemploy her

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21/08/2017 - Paper coating company fined after worker suffered burns

A paper coating company has been fined after a worker suffered burns following a fire on a coating machine.

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18/08/2017 - How to prevent indirect discrimination

Solicitor Joseph Lappin explains how to mitigate the risk of a claim being made, and what to do if faced with one

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17/08/2017 - Company fined after injury to worker who was entangled in netting

A vegetable grower has been sentenced after a worker became entangled in netting on a field near Boston, Lincolnshire.

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16/08/2017 - Pension rights after a TUPE transfer

Andrew Campbell outlines the circumstances in which pension rights will carry over, and offers tips for businesses dealing with affected employees

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15/08/2017 - Worker suffers flash burns

A manufacturing firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered flash burns to her face, neck, chest and both arms.

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14/08/2017 - What’s new in sex discrimination law?

Legal expert Emma O’Leary reviews the latest cases in this area, and offers tips on how to handle claims

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11/08/2017 - Company fined after scaffold collapse

A Dorset based company has been fined after a scaffold collapsed at an industrial unit in Wallisdown, Poole.

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10/08/2017 - Recruiter accused of behaving ‘like a playground bully’ wins tribunal

Case serves as a warning to small businesses to put suitable policies in place, say lawyers

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09/08/2017 - Company fined £250,000 after crushing leaves worker with brain damage

A passenger air transport firm has been fined after an employee suffered brain damage after being crushed by hangar doors in Bedfordshire.

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08/08/2017 - Voluntary overtime must be included in holiday pay

Glenn Hayes explains the implications from a hugely significant recent ruling from the Employment Appeal Tribunal

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07/08/2017 - Coach building company fined after an apprentice fell from height

A Warrington based coach fabricator has appeared in court after an apprentice suffered serious injuries when he fell through a roof he was working on.

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03/08/2017 - Secretary wins £360,000 after manager’s ‘clumsy’ comment

Court hears remark that women ‘take things more emotionally than men’ was the ‘final straw’

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03/08/2017 - Company sentenced after worker loses hand

A soft toy filling company was sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered life changing injuries.

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02/08/2017 - £1m fine for Crossrail contractor following three incidents

A joint venture comprising of three companies established to support the Crossrail tunnel construction has been fined a total of more than £1m following three separate incidents on the project, including the death of a worker.

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01/08/2017 - When ‘zero tolerance’ leads to dismissal

Can an employer dismiss for gross misconduct where it has a ‘zero-tolerance approach’ to certain behaviour – even if there has been no proper consideration of the circumstances or mitigating factors?

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