Health board acted unfairly in dismissing nurse for short-term sickness absences when she was experiencing domestic abuse
Health and safety failings to blame for library assistant’s chronic back pain
Chef left permanently injured after fall at work
A guide designed to inform members about the legal services they and their families may be entitled to and how to access them. Revised August 2018.
A special needs teaching assistant from Plymouth who was assaulted after being threatened by a student on multiple occasions has received compensation, with help from UNISON and Thompsons Solicitors.
Thousands of people treated unfairly at work have still not been refunded hundreds of pounds they paid out to take their employers to court, says UNISON today (Thursday). It is a year today since a landmark Supreme Court decision led to the scrapping of employment tribunal fees, following a successful legal case brought by UNISON. […]
UNISON’s legal battle to give people at work the right to access justice – without having to pay expensive fees – when employers break the law goes to the Supreme Court today (Monday). The two-day hearing is the final stage of UNISON’s legal campaign against the introduction of employment tribunal fees, which began back in […]
Guide to steer branches through the UNISON protocol when dealing with a stress claim from a member. This pack includes a factsheet for members, a checklist that branches must complete with members and a suggested letter template. Available as a pdf download. Very limited stock available only if you are unable to download.
Before completing this form the member must have met the checklist criteria in Stress Claims Protocol (stock no 1926). This form can then be completed and sent to our lawyers who will consider whether the member has a personal injury work related stress claim. This is an A4 pdf that should be printed. Updated September 2018.
Commenting on the Secretary of State for Justice’s decision to scrap the criminal courts charge, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “ Removing the criminal courts charge is right. I now call on Michael Gove to extend this move to employment tribunal fees. “Evidence shows that since tribunal fees were introduced, the number of employment […]
A legal helpline is available for accredited UNISON stewards and lay officers who need urgent preliminary legal advice on employment matters. If the matter is not urgent, please contact your regional office as normal to get a referral for legal advice.