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30th May 2017

Tribunal Appeal Submitted An Hour Late Not Allowed

In a recent case the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether to exercise its discretion to extend the time limit for filing an appeal to the EAT in circumstances where a tribunal appeal had been lodged one hour late. The EAT confirmed that there was no good excuse for the appeal being late and refused […]

1st December 2016

Uber Drivers Found to be Workers

An Employment Tribunal (ET) has confirmed that Uber taxi drivers are “workers” for the purposes of important employment legislation; namely the Employment Rights Act 1996, the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 and the Working Time Regulations 1998. Where individuals are classed as workers they benefit from various employment rights including protection from unlawful deductions from […]

5th October 2016

Second Quarter Tribunal Statistics for 2016

The Ministry of Justice published the tribunal statistics bulletin early in September for the period April – June 2016. The bulletin is published quarterly and reports on important information relating to tribunals. In 2013 fees were imposed for those making applications to the employment tribunal and this has had a significant impact on the number […]

4th August 2016

Unfair dismissal and disclosure of relationships

The Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of an Employment Tribunal in respect of an unfair dismissal claim involving a head teacher who did not disclose her relationship with a sex offender. The school had dismissed the Head Teacher for misconduct on account of the non-disclosure. The Head Teacher and the convicted sex offender […]