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Case Review: Sex Offender’s mother wins unfair dismissal claim

Teaching Assistant Tracy Hodgkinson brought an unfair dismissal claim against her former employer, a primary school in Ipswich, Suffolk. Mrs Hodgkinson lost her job in January 2012. She felt she had been unfairly dismissed following her decision to keep in touch with her convicted sex-offender son. Mrs Hodgkinson’s son was found guilty of grooming and sexual […]

Case Review Employment Unfair Dismissal

Victimisation

Section 27 of the Equality Act 2010 describes victimisation as treating someone less favourably because they have either: (a) attempted to bring proceedings, or made an allegation under the Equality Act (for example making a complaint of discrimination to an employer) or (b) given evidence in connection with those proceedings (for example, by appearing in […]

Employment

Harassment and Bullying

Harassment and bullying are defined in the Equality Act 2010 as: ‘unwanted conduct related to a relevant protected characteristic, which has the purpose or effect of violating an individual’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that individual’. Protected characteristic in the Equality Act refers to race, sex, disability, age, […]

Bullying Employment Harassment

Age Discrimination

The Equality Act 2010 prohibits age discrimination making it unlawful to treat an employee or a job seeker differently based on their age.  The rules mean that an employer cannot: Dismiss you because of your age; Refuse to employ you because of your age; Treat you unfairly because of your age; Refuse to pay you […]

Discrimination Employment

Delaying the disciplinary process

When an employer and an employee are going through a disciplinary procedure they are meant to follow the ACAS code[1]. This is not only for the benefit of the employer and the employee so that a fair and considered disciplinary procedure has been followed but also that if it goes all the way to tribunal […]

Employment

Introduction of Employment Tribunal fees

There is a great deal of worry amongst the Unions and employment law solicitors with the approaching tribunal fees which arrive on the 29th July 2013. Their main worry which is fairly understandable is that the fees are going to deny justice to employees who have been unfairly dismissed. They could be viewed as prohibitive […]

Employment Industry News

Disputes with Neighbours

The nature of disputes with neighbours means that no two problems are the same. Some  problems arise more frequently than others and are detailed briefly below. Boundary Disputes Boundary disputes are a common cause of dispute between neighbours.  Ascertaining the correct property boundaries is vital and there are several ways of going about this. Many […]

Boundary/Neighbour Disputes Featured Civil Litigation