Jan 07, 2020
A former Reablement Officer at Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council has been prosecuted by the Information Commissioner’s Officer for accessing social care records without authorisation.
Dec 18, 2019
A former Waverley Borough Council officer has been convicted of making false air quality readings.
Dec 16, 2019
Essex County Council and the Governing Body of Sawyers Hall College were not ‘occupiers’ of a college building where a number of people suffered health problems from carbon monoxide exposure, the High Court has ruled.
Dec 13, 2019
A former City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council planning officer has lost a Court of Appeal case against the council over protected disclosures that arose in the course of a dispute over a sewer and outbuilding.
Nov 26, 2019
Employment and discrimination specialist Thomas Linden QC of Matrix Chambers has been appointed as a High Court judge, assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division.
Nov 15, 2019
An independent report into Stratford-on-Avon District Council carried out by a leading local government lawyer has found that it would be "unfair" to brand the local authority as having a ‘sexist culture’.
Nov 11, 2019
The Supreme Court will next week consider whether parts of the Communities Secretary’s guidance on the investment of Local Government Pensions Schemes relating to UK foreign and defence policy were for an unauthorised purpose.
Oct 18, 2019
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched new guidance for employers on the use of confidentiality agreements – also known as NDAs – in discrimination cases.
Oct 14, 2019
Three residential child care workers and their manager have been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a hearing found their fitness to practise was currently impaired because of serious misconduct.
Oct 08, 2019
The Welsh Government has launched a review of the arrangements for dealing with alleged misconduct of senior officers within local government in Wales.
Sep 24, 2019
The Employment Appeal Tribunal in Scotland will next month hear Glasgow City Council’s appeal in a case over the employment rights of specialist foster carers.
Sep 23, 2019
Somerset County Council has agreed to pay UNISON £647,000 to settle an employment tribunal case over an alleged failure to properly inform and consult with union officials about the impact on 1,100 employees of outsourcing the county’s learning disability services.
Sep 18, 2019
Dacorum Borough Council has been fined £100,000 for exposing seven grounds maintenance workers to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), caused by excessive use of power tools.
Sep 04, 2019
An independent investigator has cleared officers and councillors at Wokingham Borough Council of maladministration or unprofessional conduct in a long-running planning enforcement case.
Aug 27, 2019
Law firm Leigh Day says it is preparing to bring legal claims on behalf of teachers and doctors against the Government over age discrimination if they have been moved onto a less beneficial pension scheme.
Aug 12, 2019
A borough council is to appoint an independent investigator to examine the procedure followed when an additional duties allowance of £15,000 per annum was awarded to its chief executive.
Jul 31, 2019
Junior doctors in Derby have won a 'precedent setting' Court of Appeal case over the monitoring of rest breaks.
Jul 17, 2019
The Government has accepted that a difference in treatment arising out of 'transition protection' that the Court of Appeal identified as unlawful age discrimination will need to be remedied across pension schemes for the NHS, civil service, local government, teachers, police, armed forces, judiciary and fire and rescue workers.
Jul 11, 2019
The Chief Constable of Lincolnshire, Bill Skelly, is to take the national College of Policing to judicial review over a new degree requirement recruitment scheme being imposed on the police service.
Jun 28, 2019
The Supreme Court has this week refused the Government permission to appeal in a long-running dispute with the Fire Brigades Union over changes to firefighters’ pensions in 2015.
Jun 27, 2019
The London Borough of Wandsworth has failed to have a man jailed for breaching an order intended to prevent abuse of a social worker.
Jun 19, 2019
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has urged the Government to amend its legal aid funding guidance to ensure that discrimination claims which are also seeking other resolutions, such as an injunction or declaration, are not assumed to be a claim for damages, “due to the importance of confronting discrimination to the individual and to society”.
Jun 13, 2019
A landlord has been found guilty and fined more than £1,600 for assaulting a council officer by pushing him down some stairs at a property he was inspecting, and obstructing the inspection from being carried out.
Jun 12, 2019
A High Court ruling concerning employees of a residential care firm will allow their equal pay claims to move forward, law firm Leigh Day has said.
May 30, 2019
Cheshire Police have reached a settlement with a would-be trainee who won a tribunal claim that he had suffered discrimination as a heterosexual white man.