Category Archives: News

Draft domestic abuse bill published

The Bill allows increased access to justice for victims of domestic abuse involved in child arrangement proceedings and to adequately safeguard their children. The Domestic Abuse Bill provides victims of domestic violence in the family court, for the first time, the same types of protection available in the criminal arena. The Bill not only extends […]

Disability Discrimination – How long can you delay making a reasonable adjustment?

Employment Solicitor and Law Lecturer Ian Winrow considers the decision in a recent disability discrimination case. In my many years of working as an Employment Law Solicitor and Citizens Advice Bureau Advisor, disability discrimination is unfortunately something I’ve come across repeatedly. It seems that employers often don’t understand their obligations in law and either won’t […]

North Wales Employment Law expert: UK should be ashamed of record on maternity discrimination

Just over a week ago, the UK joined the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day. While it’s great we are celebrating femininity. I can’t help thinking of all the women I’ve seen at the CAB and in my private practice who are seeking advice on bringing a maternity discrimination claim because their […]

How HR leaders can help their companies avoid discrimination at work claims

Our employment law solicitor, Ian Winrow was recently invited by Employer News to advise HR Leaders on how they can guide their workplaces to avoid claims of discrimination at work. Here is Ian’s article: I’m often asked by good employers on how they can avoid accidental discrimination in the workplace – however it seems many […]

Maternity Discrimination: Victory for pregnant care assistant who challenged working hours

A Middlesborough care assistant who was dismissed after choosing to no longer opt out from exceeding a 48-hour-plus week during her pregnancy has been awarded nearly £36,000 in compensation. The Tribunal heard that care assistants who worked for the employer, Care Preference, were frequently required to work “on call” shifts outside their normal working hours […]

How will the ASDA ongoing equal pay dispute affect North Wales retail workers?

Employment law expert, solicitor and former CAB Advisor, Ian Winrow, discusses how ASDAs equal pay dispute could affect North Wales retail workers It was widely reported earlier this year that large retail employer ASDA was likely to face significant back-pay and legal costs, after the Appeal Court ruled that 35,000 shop floor workers were undertaking […]

Former Clarks CEO fails in claim for unfair dismissal after sexist, racist and homophobic comments at work

Often employees believe that when it comes to regulations over conduct in the workplace, it is one rule for them and another for managers and executive officers within the organisation. Many will be reassured to note that a recent tribunal decision resoundingly confirmed that if Directors of an organisation behave contrary to the company’s code […]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Your rights in Redundancy

Summary of the Scheme The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was introduced by the Government on 20 March to assist businesses who were impacted by Covid-19. This allowed employers to “furlough” their employees and make a claim from HMRC for 80% of their wages (limited to £2,500 per month) to be passed to the employee. […]

Dismissal deemed “fair” by Employment Appeal Tribunal where no procedure was followed

The Employment Appeal Tribunal have handed down a judgment in the case of Gallacher v Abellio Scotrail Ltd that states a dismissal based on Some Other Substantial Reason (SOSR), namely the breakdown of trust and confidence between the parties, was held to be lawful even where the employer failed to follow a fair procedure. Facts […]