employment law

Fire station commander loses race discrimination claim

December 16, 2013

A black fire station commander has lost his Employment Tribunal claim after he alleged that he had been racially discriminated against by his fire service. Commander Warren Simpson, a fire station commander for the West Midlands Fire Service, made the claim for direct race discrimination in the Employment Tribunal after he felt that he was […]

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Dorset contractor fined after health and safety breaches

July 5, 2013

A Dorset-based contractor has been fined by a Magistrates Court after it was exposed that he had failed to adequately monitor health and safety on work sites. Mr Anthony Fry had been contracted to carry out work on a farm in Dorset in 2011. This work included building a single dwelling at the farm and […]

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Building firm sentenced after death of employee on farm

April 10, 2013

A building firm and one of its directors have been convicted in Liverpool Crown Court over allegations that they failed to uphold health and safety legislation, with the consequence of the death of an employee. Peter Halligan worked for Galt Civil Engineering Ltd (“Galt”) as a labourer. On 11 August 2008 he was assigned to […]

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Personal injury claims and compromise agreements

April 9, 2013

In this post we’re going to take a brief look at personal injury claims and how they should be dealt with in compromise agreements. This will involve an examination of the following elements: What is a compromise agreement? Can personal injury claims be waived under a compromise agreement? How should personal injury claims in a […]

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Work-related stress – an introduction

March 20, 2013

We’re going to take a look in this post at work-related stress. This is a pervasive problem in the workplace but, unfortunately, there is too little knowledge of what work-related stress is and the problems it can cause. In doing so we’re going to look at the following: What is work-related stress? Is work-related stress […]

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Health and safety in the workplace – a brief introduction

January 20, 2013

Under the law of England and Wales employers have obligations to their employees to take reasonable steps to prevent any physical or mental harm coming to them in the workplace. These obligations are both statutory and common law in nature. We’re going to have a brief look at these obligations in this post by examining […]

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What are economic torts?

January 20, 2013

Employment law litigation normally involves some form of breach of a statutory duty or a breach of a contractual obligation that has resulted in some form of harm being suffered by the victim or a loss of earnings. However, there is another area that is hardly ever touched upon – common law economic torts. There […]

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