What has a recent Employment Tribunal (ET) between Stringfellows and one of its lapdancers got to do with your business. Well it could be quite important if you use self-employed workers.
A judge has recently ruled that a lap dancer will be allowed to appeal a recent ET decision to establish whether she was an employee of Stringfellows rather than self-employed as she was treated for tax purposes.
At a recent employment tribunal it was held that dismissing an employee for uploading relatively minor work based comments onto Facebook was unfair.
Law firm Pinsent Masons reported:
"W was employed as a team leader for Skoda Customer Services, an important client of her employer. Representatives of Skoda worked along side her. She had been employed since 2007 and had been an exemplary employee with a clean disciplinary record."
The statistics for 2009-10 Employment Tribunals (ET) and Employment Appeal Tribunals (EAT) highlighted a startling fact that the number of employment tribunals accepted rose by 56% in the year 236,000.
It also showed that the average award in unfair dismissal cases was £9,120.