Ambulance trust to pay £96,000 in damages to sacked employee

A motor vehicle technician formerly employed with the East of England Ambulance Service Trust has been awarded the amount of £96,000 in damages by a tribunal. The technician, Gordon Flemming, suffered from mental health issues and subsequently claimed that he was contemplating suicide following a heart attack in 2012 which had rendered him unable to…

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Tesco workers fight for equal pay before the EU Court

In anticipation of Britain’s departure from the European Union, thousands of Tesco supermarket employees have submitted an application before the European Court of Justice to demand clarification on provisions relating to the protection of workers. The application is made on the basis that the predominantly female workforce on supermarket shop floors receives lower salaries than…

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Waiters and eat-and-run policies – does the law protect them?

Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca has recently updated its eat-and-run policy, clarifying that waiters will not be made to foot bills when customers run off without paying. This change was sparked following one customer’s Twitter outrage when she witnessed an eat-and-run incident at Kentish Town’s Wahaca, where one waiter said he would be made to cover…

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