News and Events

In this section of the site you can view current news releases and forthcoming seminars and webinars.

Settlement Agreements – A Guide

Settlement Agreements (previously known as compromise agreements) are used as a tool to deal with workplace disputes. Settlement Agreements are commonly used to help end an employment relationship in a mutually acceptable manner. ACAS has produced a guide and a statutory code of practice on Settlement Agreements and the use of Settlement Agreements to resolve […]

Uber loses employment status case in Employment Appeal Tribunal

Uber BV and others v Aslam and others UKEAT/0056/17 Uber has lost an appeal against a ruling from last year that its drivers should be treated as workers rather than self-employed. The taxi app lost at the hearing last year in the Employment Tribunal when it was ruled that two of its drivers were Uber […]

Transport for London ‘to cut 1400 jobs’

According to some unions, Transport for London (TfL) has proposed to cut 1,400 jobs as part of plans to save £5.5bn by 2021. The BBC reports that the RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “As part of the Mayor’s efforts to slash spending by £5.5bn by 2021 we are now being told that the company plans […]

Rahman Lowe Solicitors ranked as ‘Leading Firm’ in Legal 500 2017

  We are very pleased to announce that Rahman Lowe Solicitors has been ranked as a Leading Firm in Employment Law by the Legal 500 independent guide to the legal profession yet again. The Legal 500 is an independent guide, and firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit. We are delighted that our ‘commercial, […]

Rahman Lowe & CIPD seminar – Employment Law Update

On 3 October 2017, Jahad Rahman of Rahman Lowe Solicitors was invited to speak at an Employment Law event in association with the CIPD North London branch at the Hilton Hotel in Angel, London. Jahad Rahman provided delegates with an overview of the latest developments in employment law, including the implications of the recent decision […]

Social Media Misconduct

Social Media Misconduct: long-serving employee’s dismissal over Facebook comments was harsh but fair In the case of Plant v API Microelectronics Ltd (“API”), the Employment Tribunal held that the dismissal of a long-serving employee was fair after she had made derogatory comments about her employer on Facebook The Tribunal found that Mrs Plant was aware […]

Department for Education Discloses Gender Pay Gap Information

The DfE becomes the first Government department to publish its gender pay gap and bonus pay gap, setting an example to other employers on promoting gender equality in the workplace. The pay gap between men and women working at the DfE is 5.9%. The Gender Pay Gap Regulations came into force in April 2017.  Employers with […]

Muslim woman suing estate agent ‘after being told black hijab made her look like a terrorist’

Rahman Lowe Solicitors recently filed a claim in the Employment Tribunal for religious discrimination and harassment against Bury based estate agency, Harvey Dean. Our client was forced to resign from her job after she was ordered to remove her black headscarf because the garment allegedly had “terrorist affiliations”. Our client, a high flying sales negotiator worked […]

Whistleblowing protection for junior doctors

A recent Court of Appeal judgment (Day v Lewisham NHS Trust & Health Education England) has called for the law to be interpreted to widen the protection of whistleblowing for junior doctors. The case concerned Dr Chris Day, who as part of his training contract as a junior doctor with Health Education England (“HEE”) was […]

Headscarf ban not direct discrimination but capable of indirect discrimination

The recent ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in two cases relating to the wearing of the Islamic headscarf (‘hijab’) has attracted considerable press attention and debate. Many commentators have made a number of unfounded assumptions. The Metro reported that “Employers can bar staff from wearing religious symbols, top EU […]

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