Employment Update – December 2016

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In this edition we look at whistleblowing and round up some of the legal happenings towards the end of 2016. Whistleblowing Eiger Securities LLP v Korshunova In this case the claimant alleged that she had been dismissed because she made a protected disclosure. Ms Korshunova complained to her manager that he had used a “chat” programme, whilst logged in as … Read More

Number of workers taking strike action at its second lowest year since 1891

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The Office for National Statistics confirms that the number of working days lost due to strike action in 2015 was 170,000 compared with 788,000 in 2014. The 2015 figure was the second lowest annual total since records began in 1891. See this link. Commenting on the figures, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said that strikes are far less common these … Read More