In recent months we have seen exceptionally high Employment Tribunal (ET) costs orders against unsuccessful claimants. We consider two reported cases below, with important lessons for ET claimants, particularly regulated professionals.
A month after the brutal death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in the United States, the spotlight remains firmly on the injustices faced worldwide by Black people (and other ethnic minorities). While law enforcement and the criminal justice systems in the US and UK have come under particular scrutiny, there is also a focus on structural racism and wider socioeconomic disparities.
Late last month the Chancellor announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme) that will come into force from 1 July 2020, giving employers more flexibility to bring back furloughed employees on a part-time basis (the “Flexible Furlough Scheme” (“FlexFS”)).
The news that Stephen Jones, head of UK Finance, has quit over "thoroughly unpleasant" personal comments he made in 2008 about financier Amanda Staveley, is a stark reminder to executives that their past behaviour may one day come back to haunt them.