Employment

Uber - Employee Rights and Regulatory Issues

Uber, the taxi app, is facing legal action in the UK over the treatment of its drivers. The GMB union is bringing a case on the basis that Uber does not provide its drivers with basic workers’ rights such as minimum wage, paid holiday or rest breaks. Uber argue that its drivers are not entitled to...

The Dangers of Social Media in the Workplace

More than half of the population worldwide uses social media. Facebook is the most frequently used social media platform, with 1.49 billion active users recorded at the second quarter of 2015. However, Facebook is not universally popular with employers. Workers have been found responsible for bad-...

Could Chelsea be exposed to claims over the treatment of team doctor, Eva Carneiro?

Even if you have no interest in football, it would have been difficult to avoid hearing about the recent treatment of Chelsea Football Club’s first team doctor, Eva Carneiro, by the team’s manager, Jose Mourinho. The original incident happened when she was summoned onto the field by the referee to...

Accrual of Holiday Entitlement During Long Term Sick Leave

You are the owner/manager of a small company that has employees working for it. One of your employees becomes ill and goes on long term sick leave. One thing leads to another, and it is several years before you terminate the employee’s employment. How much holiday pay is the employee entitled to...

Bus Driver Who Had Been Instantly Dismissed For Failing a Random Drugs Test Wins Nearly £85,000 Unfair Dismissal Compensation

Alan Bailes had been employed by First Bristol Limited as a bus driver for 22 years. As with many other employers in the Transport sector, First Bristol carries out random drug and alcohol testing of its employees. Mr Bailes failed a saliva test, which picked up traces of cocaine. He was adamant...

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