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Williamsons are proud to be sponsors of the Quartz Festival again this year. Now in its 11th year, this eclectic event spans more than a fortnight from 29 September until 16 October and will feature… Read More

Civilian police worker was mistreated


A civilian police worker whose claims of psychiatric disability were disbelieved by her bosses, and who was sacked on the basis of vague allegations, has won the right to substantial compensation… Read More

Whistleblowing: state of mind


In whistleblowing cases, the employee’s state of mind is the decisive factor and that was certainly so in the case of a college lecturer who was dismissed after being accused of making groundless… Read More

Whistleblowing solicitor wins compensation


A whistleblowing solicitor who resigned after she was dressed down in front of colleagues and her performance inappropriately criticised has won the right to compensation after a tribunal ruled that… Read More

Media reporting of family cases


The increasing ability of the media to report family proceedings has given rise to rare judicial differences of opinion over the difficult balance to be struck between individual privacy rights and… Read More

Mobile employees' working time win

Car dash

In a groundbreaking decision which will benefit hundreds of thousands of employees who have no fixed place of work and travel directly between their homes and customers’ premises, the European Court… Read More

Rugby World Cup 2015 – are you ready?

Rugby ball

The Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off on Friday, 18 September 2015, with the match between England and Fiji. The final is due to be played at Twickenham on 31 October 2015. Employers who have not… Read More

Music teacher calls the tune


A music teacher who ended up on a zero hours contract after his employment was transferred from a local authority to the private sector has scored a legal victory of importance to all fixed-term… Read More

Judges urge review of Tribunal fees

Access denied

The number of cases coming before employment tribunals has dramatically declined since the introduction of a controversial charging regime. Judges in the Court of Appeal have now urged the Lord… Read More

Facebook abuse cost him his job


Anyone tempted to vent their spleen against their employer on the Internet should take careful note of a case in which a canal worker was sacked after using a string of offensive remarks to describe… Read More

Full-timers lawfully given priority


Temporary agency workers are entitled to be treated in the same way as permanent staff. However, in an important decision, a tribunal has ruled that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) did nothing wrong… Read More

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