Employment law stories in the news – 20.01.2019 to 26.01.2019

In the latest of our series of posts on employment law stories in the news, we take a look at ten employment law stories that have made headlines between 20 January 2019 and 26 January 2019

  1. Tribunal overturns unfair dismissal ruling against partner – An employment tribunal has ruled that it was wrong to uphold an unfair dismissal claim against a partner in a law firm closed down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (Legal Futures)
  2. Government announces increases to statutory payments in April 2020 – The Department for Work and Pensions has published a paper setting out proposed increases to statutory payments which will apply from April 2020 (The HR Director)
  3. Banker told he was ‘old and set in his ways’ wins unfair dismissal claim – A senior banker who was made redundant from his role at Citibank after 26 years at the company was unfairly dismissed and discriminated against on the grounds of age, an employment tribunal (ET) has ruled (People Management)
  4. Co-op faces equal pay claims from shop workers – More than 400 employees have launched an equal pay claim against the Co-op supermarket chain in the latest retail pay battle (BBC)
  5. Tribunal judge slams “scandalous” behaviour of charity towards ex-employee – A Christian charity in Dundee is facing ruin after being left with a £100,000 bill after losing an employment tribunal (Third Force News)
  6. Sky engineer dismissed for safety issue was discriminated against – A Sky engineer who breached health and safety rules while experiencing a mental health condition was discriminated against and unfairly dismissed, an employment tribunal has ruled (Personnel Today)
  7. Labour MP accused of sexual assault fails in anonymity bid – A Labour MP has failed in his bid to stop his name from being revealed in reporting of an upcoming employment tribunal case taken by a woman who has accused him of sexual assault and harassment (The Guardian)
  8. HSBC bank boss accused of trying to ‘destroy’ colleague lover after affair ended – A senior manager at HSBC has been accused of being on “a mission to destroy” his colleague after she ended their affair (The Telegraph)
  9. Ex-MP Chris Davies wins employment tribunal case – A former Conservative MP who was convicted of a false expenses claim has won an employment tribunal case against an office manager who claimed constructive dismissal (BBC)
  10. Sarah Montague wins £400,000 from BBC over unequal pay – The radio presenter Sarah Montague has won a £400,000 settlement and an apology from the BBC after complaining about unequal pay and conditions (The Guardian)