The biggest employment law story this week is the Supreme Court's decision in Pimlico Plumbers v Smith, a case I have alluded to previously. To answer the question in the title of course Mullins is nothing of the sort. Before we get into the specifics it's worth remembering how the case originated. A person (Gary … Continue reading Charlie Mullins: Peoples Hero?
I recently spoke to an old friend about how things were at work, she explained they were not good. A new manager had taken up post and would periodically require her to work long hours at short notice (literally needing to work through the night to make a deadline). She did so but when she … Continue reading Long Hours Culture
Last year's monumental decision by the Supreme Court in Unison ruled that the introduction in 2013 of fees for claimants to bring discrimination, unfair dismissal and other employment claims was unlawful. This was an excellent decision, for which Unison deserve a lot of credit. In the aftermath I discussed this case with colleagues and the … Continue reading Employment Tribunal Fees to Return
Three stories that caught my interest this week: TUC As the TUC celebrate its 150th year birthday it has published research showing that there is a generational pay deficit for younger workers as it also launches union recruitment plans targeted at younger workers. Write up here. There are some positive signs in the report and … Continue reading Around the Unions