Archive | July, 2018

Unfair Dismissal – caps on awards in tribunals

Unfair dismissal compensation The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal increases to £83,682 for dismissals that take place on or after 6 April 2018. The maximum amount that you can be awarded as compensation for Unfair Dismissal is presently this statutory cap or 52 weeks gross salary- whichever is the lower. This is in addition […]

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Self employed or employed?

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The Supreme Court has held that a plumber, who worked under a contract describing him as self-employed, was in fact a worker, entitling him to various employment rights. This case appears to support the recent trend for finding that individuals purportedly engaged on a self-employed basis are in fact workers for the purposes of employment […]

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