Employment law stories in the news – 09.07.2018 to 15.07.2018

In the latest of our series of posts on employment law stories in the news we examine ten employment law-related cases that have made headlines between 9 July and 15 July 2018

  1. Teacher who was late for work because of school run wins appeal – A teacher who repeatedly turned up late for work after taking her daughter on the school run has won an appeal at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) (People Management)
  2. UK care workers lose pay case for overnight stays – Low-paid care workers who have to sleep at their workplace in case they are needed overnight will not be paid the minimum wage following a Court of Appeal ruling (Financial Times)
  3. Sacked Dundee FC worker takes further legal action against club and director John Nelms – A man who won £10,000 at a tribunal after he was sacked by Dundee FC for being off work while battling cancer has launched a fresh action against the club and managing director John Nelms (Evening Telegraph)
  4. Former Swansea City directors awarded £108k compensation in total after unfair dismissal – Two former Swansea City Football Club directors found to be unfairly dismissed by the club have been awarded a combined compensation of more than £108,000 (Wales Online)
  5. Tesco faces £4bn equal pay bill as claimant numbers swell to 1,000 – The number of Tesco shop workers taking part in a legal challenge to secure equal pay, which could lead to the supermarket paying out £4bn, has swelled to 1,000 (The Guardian)
  6. Director jailed after Hoddesdon explosion led to death of two brothers – Simon Thomerson has been sentenced to 8 months in custody after pleading guilty to a health and safety breach that resulted in the death of two brothers (HSE)
  7. Dundee care home unfairly dismissed worker who had miscarriage and lost stepmum – A care worker was awarded nearly £8,000 by a tribunal after her bosses failed to consider she had suffered a miscarriage and lost her stepmum before sacking her (Evening Telegraph)
  8. Ex-Mazzetta manager claims unfair dismissal after reporting illegal practices to CEO – Former employee says his supervisors demanded he sell seafood at artificially deflated prices (Intrafish)
  9. Worker injured after being struck by fencing panels – A security fencing manufacturing company has been fined after a worker sustained significant injuries on site (HSE)
  10. Ex-Newton manager at centre of FCA probe says sharing IPO info is ‘normal’ – A fund manager at the heart of an investigation into collusion between four of the UK’s best-known investment firms has insisted that sharing price information ahead of public share sales is “normal behaviour” in the City (FNLondon)