Tag: TUPE

What are the legal implications of P&O Ferries sacking 800 staff?
Employment Law

What are the legal implications of P&O Ferries sacking 800 staff?

22 March 2022

Last week, P&O Ferries hit the headlines when they dismissed 800 employees with no prior warning. As staff staged sit-ins on the company’s boats, with the backing of their trade unions, experts cast doubts over the legality of P&O’s plot to replace them with cheaper agency workers.  The affair could potentially cost P&O “hundreds of […]

Uber Drivers Are Workers!
Employment tribunal

Uber Drivers Are Workers!

13 November 2017

An Employment Tribunal has ruled that the drivers who provide service to Uber are “workers” within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996. What does this mean? This means that as workers they would be entitled to certain employment rights such as: Being paid the national minimum wage A 48 hours average working week […]

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