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’.
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.