- October 2, 2019
In 2017/2018, HMRC identified a record £15.6 million in national minimum wage (NMW) underpayment. More than 200,000 workers were found to have been underpaid, the highest number since the NMW came into force in 1999. Employers were fined £14 million, also a record amount, and more than three times the previous year‘s figure. With the … Continue reading Directors beware →
- August 14, 2017
Uplifts: where to next?
Following Pereira de Souza v Vinci Construction (UK) Ltd  EWCA Civ 879, it is clear that the Simmons v Castle uplift of 10% should be applied to awards of compensation for injury to feelings in discrimination claims in the employment tribunal. In this blog we consider whether the Simmons v Castle uplift should be … Continue reading Uplifts: where to next? →
- December 15, 2016
Anonymity: a right to privacy in the employment tribunal?
Claimants and respondents in employment tribunal litigation are frequently concerned about details of their cases being public, or worse, being reported by the press. Employment tribunals have a discretionary power to make an order preventing or restricting the public disclosure of any aspect of proceedings (rule 50(1), Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure 2013). In making … Continue reading Anonymity: a right to privacy in the employment tribunal? →
- August 12, 2015
Excluding documents from the bundle
The employment tribunal routinely makes case management orders directing that the parties agree the contents of the bundle to be produced for trial. However, on occasion, disputes arise between parties as to which documents should be included in the bundle. Frequently, the source of the dispute is an unrepresented claimant’s insistence that extensive documentation of … Continue reading Excluding documents from the bundle →