Piper v Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
The claimant was employed by the respondent as a lead chaplin. Disciplinary action was taken against him and the decision was taken to dismiss him for gross misconduct. He exercised his contractual rig More...23 April 2013 11:24
With changes to employment law - including a new maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal - scheduled to come into force this summer, lawyers Christopher Fisher and Katherine Fox look at the likely implications for UK employers. In January, th More...08 April 2013 00:01
The Court of Appeal has ruled that Haringey Council's decision to start a second set of disciplinary proceedings against social workers involved in the Baby P case did not make their dismissals unfair.
Prior to the trial of the mother of Peter Conne More...04 April 2013 09:50
Lloyd v BCQ Group Ltd
Mr Lloyd was employed by BCQ Group Ltd from 1978. In May 2007, he suffered a back injury in an accident. He returned to work briefly, but was then absent due to ill health until his dismissal in May 2011.
Mr Lloyd More...25 March 2013 00:01
How should you deal with an employee who engages in allegedly threatening behaviour towards a colleague? This issue has been considered in two employment tribunal cases.
Employee dismissed after raising his voice at a colleague
F was a sc More...29 January 2013 16:03
Jefferson (Commercial) LLP v Westgate
Mr Westgate was employed by Jefferson (Commercial) LLP from 2002. By September 2010, the employer had reason to speak to Mr Westgate about performance issues; he subsequently went off sick and issued More...22 January 2013 15:41
The Government has published its response to the consultation on "ending the employment relationship", which includes its intention to reduce the cap on the maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal.
The Government response includes a number o More...17 January 2013 17:50
Welton v Deluxe Retail Ltd (t/a Madhouse)
Mr Welton worked at a store in Sheffield that closed down, and his employment was terminated on 23 February 2010. The working week ended on 27 February 2010. On 1 March, during what would have bee More...17 January 2013 10:48
Government sets out timetable for employment law changes
Friday 15 March 2013 14:42
The Government has set out a number of forthcoming legal amendments due to take place as a result of its employment law review, which set out to an More...02 January 2013 05:57
DA v Strathclyde Joint Police Board
The claimant (AC) was employed by the Strathclyde Joint Police Board as a police training officer, having previously been a police officer.
In 2005, AC's twin brother (MC) was convicted of serious se More...06 December 2012 10:17
Asif v Elmbridge Borough Council FACTS Ms Asif was employed as an IT helpdesk administrative officer by Elmbridge Borough Council. There were two other employees with the same job and another with a similar position. A further similar position wa More...03 December 2012 00:01
Around 100 fixed income traders based at the London office of the Swiss bank UBS suffered the embarrassment of arriving at work for a normal day only to be told, out of the blue, that their services were not needed and they were being sent on "special l More...12 November 2012 08:41
R (on the application of Bakhsh) v Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Bakhsh was employed as a mental health nurse by Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust from 1998 to 2008. He was dismissed in 2008 and More...03 September 2012 10:33
Mitchells of Lancaster (Brewers) Ltd v Tattersall FACTS Mitchells of Lancaster (Mitchells) is a brewer and owner of public houses. Mr Tattersall was employed as its property manager from 1998 until his dismissal in October 2010. Mr Tattersall was More...20 August 2012 16:55
Seawell Ltd v Ceva Freight (UK) Ltd and another
Ceva is a freight forwarding and management logistics business. Ceva employed Mr Moffat as a logistics coordinator at its warehouse in Dyce. The workforce at Dyce was organised into two More...07 August 2012 14:32
A London-based retailer forced a Muslim employee to resign after she wore a headscarf to work, because it wanted to retain its "trendy" image, an employment tribunal has ruled. Ms Farrah brought a claim for unfair dismissal and direct religious discr More...07 August 2012 10:24
The total compensation awarded in discrimination cases in 2011 reached a record high of just under £9 million, primarily due to two NHS cases that paid out nearly £5.5 million between them.
This is according to a survey by the Equal Opportuniti More...03 August 2012 15:03
Christopher Fisher and Purvis Ghani from law firm Mayer Brown look into the proposal to give the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills the power to change the compensatory award for unfair dismissal.
Against the backdrop of the cont More...10 July 2012 13:53
Dismissing an employee is one of the most difficult things that an employer has to do. The cost of making mistakes during the dismissal process can be extremely high, not just in financial terms but also in terms of employee morale and the hours sp More...26 June 2012 12:12
Bon Groundwork Ltd v Foster
Mr Foster was employed by Bon Groundwork from 1997. He was laid off without pay on 15 April 2009. On 27 April, Mr Foster wrote to his line manager stating that the company was not entitled to lay him off and he More...22 May 2012 13:47