News and Events

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

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 […]

RBS redundancies

According to The Times, RBS will be forced to slash up to 15,000 jobs. Chief executive Ross McEwan confirmed the cuts would include another wave of redundancies and branch closures. While refusing to disclose the scale of redundancies, McEwan admitted: “There will be job losses that we have to go through.” The 73% taxpayer-owned bank said it […]

Rahman Lowe Partner Jahad Rahman recognised in British Bangladeshi Power List

Jahad Rahman of Rahman Lowe Solicitors has been recognised for his achievements by The British Bangladeshi Power & Inspiration (BBPI) List 2017. The BBPI is a celebration of 100 leading British Bangladeshi figures who are helping shape Britain for the better with their ideas, example, talent and success. Jahad Rahman has been recognised within the legal category, which includes 2 British […]

Rahman Lowe & CIPD seminar – Ill health dismissals

On 31 January 2017, Jahad Rahman of Rahman Lowe Solicitors was invited to speak at an event in association with the CIPD on ill-health dismissals at the University of East London. Jahad Rahman provided delegates with an overview of the law relating to ill-health dismissals, which are the most frequently encountered examples of capability dismissals. […]

Employment law update

  Employment law update Employment law is notorious for its speed of change. In this article, we look at developments which are likely to have a big impact on employment law and HR policies and practices over the next few months. Trade Union Strike Laws The Trade Union Act 2016 was passed on 16 May […]

Commerzbank confirms 9600 redundancies

Commerzbank AG is preparing to eliminate thousands of jobs as Chief Executive Officer Martin Zielke seeks to boost profitability at the German lender, according to Reuters. Commerzbank recently outlined its plan to cut nearly 10,000 jobs. Zielke said he would try to avoid compulsory redundancies. The labor representatives on Commerzbank’s supervisory board said in a […]

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