Maternity Leave Discrimination

What is maternity leave discrimination? Section 18 of the Equality Act 2010 states that a woman should not be treated less favourably because of her pregnancy or for absence during her maternity leave. For a woman to prove maternity leave discrimination in the workplace, she must provide evidence to suggest that, if it wasn’t for her pregnancy … Read more

Redundancy Selection Pool

Redundancy situations must be carefully handled by employers and careful thought must be given to the pool or unit from which employees are to be selected for redundancy.  An employer needs to choose the appropriate pool and apply appropriate selection criteria and be able to give a rational explanation for any decision it takes.  Failing … Read more

What is TUPE?

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 better known as TUPE (pronounced 2P) were conceived to protect employees when the organisations that they work for changed hands.  Simply put, it protects the employment rights and main terms and conditions of employment so that they are not effected by a change of ownership. When … Read more

What happens once I submit my case to the Employment Tribunal?

Submitting your claim Once your claim is submitted (ET1 claim form),  the Respondent is formally advised of the details of your claim and then has 28 days to submit their defence to your claim (ET3 Response). Preliminary Hearing Once their defence has been received, a Preliminary Hearing will normally be scheduled. During Preliminary Hearings (which … Read more