• Discrimination Becomes Costlier!

    Monday, 18 September 2017

    Discrimination Becomes Costlier!
    Discrimination Becomes Costlier! If an employee brings a successful discrimination claim, the amount they may be awarded as compensation for injury to feelings has been increased. This makes it even more important for employers to avoid discrimination claims occurring. Background Compensation for injury to feelings in discrimination cases does not have an upper limit. Instead, compensation is awarded based on bands of potential awards.  Presidential Guidance has just been issued which increases the amount that can be awarded for these bands. The increase was made to take into account inflation. The Change For claims presented after 11th September 2017 the bands are: Lower band, £800 to £8,400  Middle band £8,400 to ... Read More
  • Recent Health & Safety Prosecutions

    Tuesday, 5 September 2017

    Recent Health & Safety Prosecutions
    RECENT HEALTH & SAFETY PROSECUTIONS Introduction Five court cases have recently concluded with significant fines issued and lessons to be learnt for all employers. What happened?  Case 1: An employee working for a tipper trailer manufacturer died in a fall from cherry picker. Provide and maintain a safe working system as employees repaired a Morris 10-tonne crane Make a suitable and sufficient assessment of health & safety risks to employees Make arrangements for the effective control, monitoring and review of preventative and protective health & safety measures of employees engaged in maintenance tasks The company pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 2(1) of the Health and Safety At Work etc Act 1974 and Regulations 3(1) and 5(1) of ... Read More

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