£4m health and safety fine for Network Rail over death on level crossing

The 82-year-old former actress was killed after being hit by a train at a level crossing in Suffolk A £4m fine has been handed out to Network Rail, after the company admitted it had breached health and safety regulations, following the death of a former film actress on a level crossing in Suffolk. The 82-year-old […]

Lancashire based flooring company admits health and safety breaches

Company fined £3,300 for health and safety offences, after one of their employees fell through a hole in the floor A Lancashire based flooring company, has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety measures, after one of their employees fell through a hole in the floor of a building they were working on, at Fort […]

Care workers take council contractor to employment tribunal

Unison says employment tribunal will be looking at some of the worst ever pay rule breaches In what is being described as the biggest ever legal claim in the sector, seventeen care workers are taking their ex-employees to an employment tribunal, after alleging that the company they worked for failed to pay them the minimum […]

High street retailer Sports Direct to drop its ‘six strike’ policy…

…and retail staff will be offered guaranteed hours, rather than zero-hours contracts Sports Direct has apologised over the way it treated its employees and has announced that retail staff will be offered guaranteed hours, rather than the current zero-hours contracts. The high street retailer says that it will also axe the ‘six strikes and you’re […]

£1.8m fine for G4S over health and safety breaches

The company failed in its health and safety duties to protect its staff from Legionnaires’ disease  A £1.8m fine has been handed out to G4S Cash Solutions over health and safety breaches, after it failed to protect its staff from Legionnaires’ disease at their Harlow site. Action was taken by Harlow Council back in October […]

Employment tribunals make big payouts due to disability discrimination

A number of cases have recently found employers guilty of ‘discrimination arising from disability’ What is disability discrimination? According to Section 15 of the Equality Act 2010 – it is unlawful for an employer to treat one of their employees in a disparaging way because of something happening as a consequence of their disability, when […]

Public transport snobbery revealed: 97% won’t ever catch a bus

Green disaster looms as the car remains king among commuters “Why should I slum it on the bus? I’ve got a car” British workers would still take their car to work even if free and regular public transport were laid on for them, it’s been found. In fact, people would rather sit in a traffic […]

Labour MP warns that workers ‘may lose rights’ following Brexit

Mr Chuka Umunna, Labour MP, is asking the Government to make sure all rights currently dependent on EU law, stay in place after Brexit A senior Labour MP, Mr Chuka Umunna, has warned that workers are at risk of losing some  of their employment rights following Brexit, unless the UK Government brings in new protection […]

Former Terrence Higgins Trust chief executive was unfairly dismissed

Employment tribunal unanimously found that Rosemary Gillespie had been dismissed because of disclosures she made about former deputy chair At an employment tribunal held last month, it was ruled that Rosemary Gillespie, former chief executive of the HIV/Aids charity the Terrence Higgins Trust, was dismissed by the board primarily because she made disclosures about the […]

£500k fine for Bulgarian construction firm over health and safety breaches

Fined after breaching the ‘Work at Height’ Health and Safety Regulation 2005, whilst working on the Closer to the Edge attraction A construction firm from Bulgaria, has been fined £500,000 after pleading guilty to breaching health and safety regulations, whilst working on the ‘Closer to the Edge’ high rope attraction at Markeaton Park, in Derby. […]

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