Jun 23, 2020
Public law specialist Sharpe Pritchard has bolstered its employment law offering with the appointment of a new partner.
Jun 03, 2020
A Welsh council has lost an appeal over a ruling that it unfairly dismissed a group of claimants following the closure of the school where they worked and who were unsuccessful in applying for positions at a new school that opened at the same location.
May 07, 2020
Colchester Borough Council is set to furlough some of its staff, to limit the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis.
Apr 29, 2020
The Supreme Court has overturned ministerial guidance to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) that was intended to put a stop to certain types of ethical disinvestment.
Apr 29, 2020
The Law Commission has made a series of recommendations for reform to the jurisdiction of employment tribunals, and the areas where they share jurisdiction with the civil courts to hear employment and discrimination claims.
Apr 28, 2020
The Supreme Court will rule tomorrow (29 April) on whether parts of government guidance on the investment of Local Government Pensions Schemes – specifically requiring those administering the pension scheme not to pursue policies that are contrary to UK foreign policy or UK defence policy – were for an unauthorised purpose.
Apr 21, 2020
Decisions in 2019 to make additional payments to the then chief executive at Surrey Heath Borough Council “were not lawfully made”, an independent investigation by law firm Browne Jacobson has found.
Apr 02, 2020
The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that supermarket chain Morrisons was not liable for the actions of employee who published staff salary data.
Mar 30, 2020
A council head of legal secured a fresh Employment Tribunal hearing because a member of the original tribunal was asleep for part of the proceedings, it has emerged.
Mar 23, 2020
The Ministry of Justice has shared a list of key workers considered “essential to the running of the justice system” during the coronavirus outbreak and therefore whose children will be prioritised for education provision, the Bar Council has revealed.
Mar 20, 2020
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has set out the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees when working from home, in response to government advice for many workers to stay away from the office.
Mar 20, 2020
Only those administrative occupations in local and national government essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response, or delivering essential public services, such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms-length bodies are among those considered 'key workers' to be prioritised for education provision, the Government has said.
Mar 19, 2020
A doctor who lost his job after making whistleblowing disclosures has been awarded more than £857,000 by an Employment Tribunal.
Mar 18, 2020
The Supreme Court has given the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust permission to appeal from the Court of Appeal’s ruling that voluntary overtime needed to be included in the calculation of holiday pay for its workers.
Mar 06, 2020
An experienced social worker has been suspended for 12 months for copying eight DoLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) assessments from forms completed for other service users.
Feb 20, 2020
A refuse collector has lost his claim for disability discrimination against Bristol Waste, a wholly-owned operation of Bristol City Council.
Feb 19, 2020
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has issued advice to employers on to deal with sick pay, staff in quarantine and staff who do not want to come into work due to fears over catching the coronavirus.
Feb 10, 2020
Non-disclosure agreements should not be used routinely or to prevent someone from reporting sexual harassment, discrimination or whistleblowing at work, Acas has said in new guidance.
Feb 04, 2020
A former social worker has been prosecuted for passing the personal information of service users to a third party provider for local authority young person placements.
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’.