Employment


Would-be pupil withdraws discrimination claim after tribunal ruling

22 September 2021

An employment tribunal has refused to strike out a claim that a chambers discriminated against a pupillage applicant who had previous dealings with the QC who headed the pupillage committee.


NDAs “cannot be controlled by professional regulators”

15 September 2021

The use of NDAs cannot be effectively controlled by professional regulators like the SRA and legislation is needed, a campaigner for tougher restrictions has told Legal Futures.


Judge accepts “overstretched” solicitor’s excuse for missing deadline

27 August 2021

An employment judge has granted an “overstretched solicitor” more time to respond to an unfair dismissal claim after she missed the deadline.


PDS employee dismissed after work with murderer awarded £100k

23 August 2021

The Public Defender Service has been ordered to pay £100,000 in compensation to an employee unfairly dismissed after suffering PTSD due to her work debriefing a murderer.


Pregnant S&G assistant fired for offensive Facebook posts

9 August 2021

Slater & Gordon dismissed a legal assistant over offensive Facebook posts on Muslims and Jimmy Savile, and not because she was pregnant, an employment tribunal has found.


Law firm’s pupillage offer to tetraplegic student “not a publicity stunt”

2 August 2021

An employment tribunal has firmly rejected a tetraplegic law student’s claim that he was offered a pupillage by a well-known law firm so it could benefit from positive publicity.


Experienced PA wins constructive dismissal claim against law firm

29 July 2021

A litigation PA who worked for a Kent law firm for 25 years has won her claim for constructive unfair dismissal over the “thoughtless and high-handed” way it moved her to the conveyancing department.


Law firm boss avoid costs order after losing whistleblowing claim

12 July 2021

A law firm chief executive who lost his claim that he was fired for making protected disclosures has escaped a costs order even though a tribunal said it had no reasonable prospects of success.


Pregnant trainee fails in claim over no post-qualification job offer

9 July 2021

A solicitor who claimed she was not offered a job after completing her training contract because she was pregnant has lost her discrimination claim in the employment tribunal.


Listed compliance and risk business snaps up another law firm

5 July 2021

Listed company Marlowe has continued the rapid expansion of its employment law business by buying law firm Cater Leydon Millard for £2.25m – its second acquisition in three months.

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