UK business secretary Vince Cable has condemned the Conservatives for insisting that the fees be introduced for unfair dismissal and other employment cases. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Victoria Wasteney from Ilford in Essex lost this week when she complained that she had been unfairly disciplined after a female Muslim colleague repor(...)

Some big-name companies such as McDonald’s (above), Tesco, JD Wetherspoon, Domino’s and Sports Direct have come in for heavy criticism for using zero-hour contracts in Britain. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Employers in Britain have found themselves in the firing line lately over their use of zero-hour contracts. Under these, employees must be availabl(...)

A Sports Direct shop at the Speke Retail Park, Liverpool. The use of zero hours contracts has been growing in recent years but the numbers involved have been vastly underestimated. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Fiona WalshWHEN Sports Direct revealed last month that its store staff were to share £135 million in bonuses after a record year, the sportswear retai(...)