Tag Archives: Employment Tribunal

The Pimlico Effect – What to look out for?

For businesses that utilise freelance or self employed contractors or labourers, the Gary Smith vs. Pimlico Plumbers court case was always going to be of interest due to its potential impact on the GIG economy and Employment Status. Although Gary Smith originally lost his claim for ‘employee’ status in the original Employment Tribunal hearing in […]

Mental Health Awareness and Employment – STRESS

Mental Health Awareness week was from the 14th to 20th May and focussed on Stress. It therefore seems relevant to discuss Stress from the employers point of view and how this ties into the definition of a disability and discrimination. Firstly when it comes to employment, the term disabled or defining someone as disabled isn’t […]

Employment Tribunal Decisions Update

1) Successful outcome for Unison’s challenge of Employment tribunal fees The decision to quash tribunal fees, which were first introduced by the Government in 2013, is deemed to be one of the most important court decisions of 2017. The Supreme Court judges voted unanimously that the employment tribunal fees system was unlawful and that the […]