Female graduates facing discrimination at job interviews

December 15th, 2016

Female graduates across the UK are facing ‘inappropriate questions’ and unlawful discrimination during the recruitment and interview stage of job-hunting, reports Employment Lawyers Joelson. Research carried out by graduate recruitment app Debut suggests that more than 40 per cent of UK women feel that they have been asked ‘inappropriate questions’ during the recruitment process. A separate study … Continue reading “Female graduates facing discrimination at job interviews”

Read more

Nurse sacked for “preaching to patients”

December 15th, 2016

An experienced nurse has been sacked for gross misconduct after offering to pray for patients waiting for surgery, reports Employment Lawyers Joelson. Sister Sarah Kuteh was accused of holding “unwanted discussions” which allegedly upset patients. Darent Valley Hospital, in Dartford, claimed that she was ignoring conduct guidelines on discussing personal beliefs. Ms Kuteh is now … Continue reading “Nurse sacked for “preaching to patients””

Read more

Final draft regulations on gender pay gap reporting announced in wake of landmark Tribunal ruling

December 8th, 2016

Earlier this week, the Government published its final draft regulations for gender pay gap reporting for organisations with 250 employees or more, reports Employment Lawyers Joelson. The new legislation comes in the wake of a landmark Tribunal ruling which could give way to as many as 7,000 equal pay claims from female store employees working … Continue reading “Final draft regulations on gender pay gap reporting announced in wake of landmark Tribunal ruling”

Read more

“Shocking” study not the first to suggest pregnancy-related discrimination is on the rise

December 1st, 2016

A “shocking” new study suggests that half of women feel they have been subjected to pregnancy discrimination at work, while over a third believe that an employer has treated them unfairly as a direct result of them taking maternity leave, reports Employment Lawyers Joelson. The survey, which was carried out by the Equality Commission in … Continue reading ““Shocking” study not the first to suggest pregnancy-related discrimination is on the rise”

Read more

Former estate agent wins first leg of unfair dismissal Tribunal claim

November 30th, 2016

A former estate agent has won the first leg of an unfair dismissal Tribunal claim, London Employment Solicitors Joelson report. He could now be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation at a later hearing. Abdul Samad, 39, was “pressured” to step down from his role at Felicity J Lord estate agents in January 2014, … Continue reading “Former estate agent wins first leg of unfair dismissal Tribunal claim”

Read more

Study reveals sharp rise in reports of workplace bullying and discrimination

November 25th, 2016

The number of UK workers who have either witnessed or been subjected to workplace discrimination or bullying has grown significantly over the last 14 years, according to a new study, Joelson’s Employment Lawyers in London can report. As many as 35 per cent of UK workers have reported witnessing or being subjected to workplace bullying … Continue reading “Study reveals sharp rise in reports of workplace bullying and discrimination”

Read more

Delivery firm faces legal challenge from freelance couriers seeking employment rights

November 23rd, 2016

UK delivery company CitySprint has found itself facing a legal challenge from a group of couriers classed as ‘self-employed’ who wish to be given worker status. The group will take the firm to an employment tribunal in a bid to gain access to workers’ rights, Joelson’s London Employment Solicitors can report. The news, which comes … Continue reading “Delivery firm faces legal challenge from freelance couriers seeking employment rights”

Read more

High Court Judges challenge Government over age discrimination

November 17th, 2016

Six High Court Judges have brought a legal challenge against the Government, claiming that they have been discriminated against by new pension scheme changes, Joelson’s London Employment Lawyers can report. The group, each of whom was appointed to the High Court at a “relatively early age,” believe that auto-enrolment pension changes introduced in April 2015 … Continue reading “High Court Judges challenge Government over age discrimination”

Read more

RICS calls for “radical action” after research reveals gender discrimination fears

November 17th, 2016

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is calling for “radical action” to tackle perceived gender discrimination in the property and building industries, London Employment Lawyers Joelson can report. The calls come after RICS research revealed that 40 per cent of women between the ages of 13 and 22 fear that they would be subjected … Continue reading “RICS calls for “radical action” after research reveals gender discrimination fears”

Read more

Southern Rail faces legal action over decision to withhold holiday pay

November 10th, 2016

South East England train operating firm Southern Rail has found itself facing legal action over a controversial decision to withhold holiday pay from its striking employees, London Employment Law Solicitors Joelson can report. The news comes shortly after Southern Rail workers went on strike over proposed changes to the role of train conductors – leading … Continue reading “Southern Rail faces legal action over decision to withhold holiday pay”

Read more