Dec 13, 2019
A former City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council planning officer has lost a Court of Appeal case against the council over protected disclosures that arose in the course of a dispute over a sewer and outbuilding.
Nov 26, 2019
Employment and discrimination specialist Thomas Linden QC of Matrix Chambers has been appointed as a High Court judge, assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division.
Nov 15, 2019
An independent report into Stratford-on-Avon District Council carried out by a leading local government lawyer has found that it would be "unfair" to brand the local authority as having a ‘sexist culture’.
Nov 11, 2019
The Supreme Court will next week consider whether parts of the Communities Secretary’s guidance on the investment of Local Government Pensions Schemes relating to UK foreign and defence policy were for an unauthorised purpose.
Oct 18, 2019
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched new guidance for employers on the use of confidentiality agreements – also known as NDAs – in discrimination cases.
Oct 14, 2019
Child care workers removed from register over derogatory comments made about residents on WhatsApp group
Three residential child care workers and their manager have been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a hearing found their fitness to practise was currently impaired because of serious misconduct.
Oct 08, 2019
Welsh Government kick starts review of arrangements for dealing with alleged misconduct of senior officers in local government
The Welsh Government has launched a review of the arrangements for dealing with alleged misconduct of senior officers within local government in Wales.
Sep 24, 2019
Employment Appeal Tribunal in Scotland to hear appeal next month on employment rights of foster carers
The Employment Appeal Tribunal in Scotland will next month hear Glasgow City Council’s appeal in a case over the employment rights of specialist foster carers.
Sep 23, 2019
Council to pay union £647k over alleged failure to inform and consult before transfer of learning disability services
Somerset County Council has agreed to pay UNISON £647,000 to settle an employment tribunal case over an alleged failure to properly inform and consult with union officials about the impact on 1,100 employees of outsourcing the county’s learning disability services.
Sep 18, 2019
Dacorum Borough Council has been fined £100,000 for exposing seven grounds maintenance workers to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), caused by excessive use of power tools.
Sep 04, 2019
Investigator clears council and officers of maladministration in planning enforcement row, takes different view on inducement to Crown Court and Court of Appeal judges
An independent investigator has cleared officers and councillors at Wokingham Borough Council of maladministration or unprofessional conduct in a long-running planning enforcement case.
Aug 27, 2019
Law firm Leigh Day says it is preparing to bring legal claims on behalf of teachers and doctors against the Government over age discrimination if they have been moved onto a less beneficial pension scheme.