Tis the season to be light-fingered: Workplace thefts set rise in December

Pressure on pay packets leaves workers open to Yuletide crime Theft and fraud in the workplace rises in December as workers turn to crime to help fund their seasonal celebrations. While workplace theft is a year-round phenomenon, a national health safety consultancy says that the pressure to “enjoy” the festive season result in a spike […]

The Bear necessities: Yorkshire law firm teams up with world’s greatest adventurer

Staff set off for Amazonian jungle with Bear Grylls, armed with health & safety law, fresh urine A Yorkshire-based company has won the contract to provide health and safety services for TV danger man Bear Grylls, and will set off with him to Brazil this Saturday (1st April) on his latest death-defying adventure. Business law […]

Employment tribunal win for teacher with bipolar disorder who was forced to resign

The teacher was unfairly dismissed by the school, so took her former employers before an employment tribunal A teacher diagnosed with bipolar disorder, who took her former employers to an employment tribunal over unfair dismissal, has won her case. Nicola Sinclair, aged 50, was unfairly dismissed from her role at the Bishop of Llandaff Church […]

Streetlight fixing neighbours told off over health and safety breach

Swansea residents ‘told off’ by Council chiefs over health and safety risks A group of residents in Swansea, who clubbed together to fix broken streetlights on their estate, have been ticked off by council chiefs for breaching health and safety. The neighbours decided to act after being left in the dark for months, as seven […]

Hull KR coach to face former club at employment tribunal

Tim Sheens is taking his former club Salford to employment tribunal over alleged unpaid wages The coach of Hull KR, Tim Sheens must face his old club Salford in front of an employment tribunal, after claiming £50,000 in unpaid wages. In June 2015, Mr Sheens arrived at the AJ Bell Stadium to provide assistance to […]

Fast food chain KFC fined over health and safety breaches

Two workers suffered burns after handling hot gravy with no gloves – the company admits health and safety breaches The fast food chain KFC have been fined over health and safety breaches, which left two employees with burns after they handled hot gravy with no gloves. During one incident in July 2014, a 16-year-old boy […]

Employment tribunal judgments set to be placed online

The decision follows the publishing of a number of high profile cases concerning employment tribunals Following the highly publicised employment tribunal cases brought against Asda and Uber recently, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service have made a new announcement, stating that all employment tribunal judgments will be placed online in the very near future. The […]

5 year-old schoolgirl told to remove wig over health and safety fears

Mum left furious after 5 year-old daughter was told by teachers to take off her wig over health and safety fears A five-year-old schoolgirl from St Helens who suffers from a hair loss condition, has been asked by her teachers to remove her wig over health and safety fears. Whilst taking part in a PE […]

Mental health charity in Dundee being taken to employment tribunal

Former employee taking her old firm to employment tribunal over unfair dismissal A former employee of a mental health charity in Dundee, is taking her old employers to an employment tribunal over claims she was unfairly dismissed. Christine Costello, aged 53, from Invergowrie, Dundee, worked for her former employers for almost eight years as a […]

Health and safety failings lead to prison term for manager

Manager of UK-based company found guilty of health and safety breaches after death of a worker A two year jail term has been handed out to the manager of a UK-based access rental company over health and safety breaches, which led to the death of one worker and left another man with serious injuries. Donald […]

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