An employment tribunal has found in favour of a city banker's claim that she was victimised when her employer dismissed her after having discovered that she was suing her previous employer for sex discrimination. Justin Govier from IBB Solicitors looks More...29 April 2013 13:01
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
Société Genérale, London Branch v Geys
Mr Geys was employed by Société Genérale, London Branch from February 2005 as a managing director in the bank. Mr Geys' contract of employment provided that:
either party could terminate his em More...25 February 2013 12:02
Solicitor Michael Scutt looks at the legal position behind the debate on so-called "gagging" clauses in compromise agreements. Who says history doesn't repeat itself? The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 came about because of a number of high-pro More...19 February 2013 12:07
Logan v Celyn House Ltd
Mrs Logan was employed as a veterinary nurse by Celyn House Ltd from September 2008. Under her contract of employment, she was entitled to four weeks' sick pay, paid at her basic pay rate.
In May 2010, Mrs Logan More...08 February 2013 13:24
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
How would you deal with an employee who gets into a brawl with a colleague at the Christmas party, when both employees play down the incident afterwards?
Should the employer be concerned if an employee misbehaves not at the Christmas party, but on More...06 December 2012 15:32
The Court of Appeal has established that employers should have confidence in unfair dismissal rules, even where an employee has alleged that human rights have been infringed.
A recent case has shown that the "band of reasonable responses" test, use More...21 November 2012 13:27
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
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) dismissed 672 people last year for unsatisfactory attendance, a Freedom of Information Act (FOI) request has revealed.
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The ability of employers to deal with underperforming staff has been under the spotlight in recent months, with some business groups claiming that the current system is weighted in the employee's favour. However, in the light of government More...05 October 2012 13:21
Imagine a typical redundancy scenario. Employee A is about to be told they are losing their job. Employee B is the person doing the telling. Who would you rather be?
For most people, the choice would be an easy one. When I told a friend about new re More...04 October 2012 15:29
Implied in every contract of employment is a term that requires both employers and employees to avoid behaving in such a way as to destroy the relationship of trust and confidence that should exist between them. The alleged breach of this implied term i More...17 September 2012 14:51
Unfair dismissal continues to be one of the most common types of employment tribunal claim pursued by employees (according to the Tribunals Service's annual figures, employment tribunals received a total 46,300 unfair dismissal claims between 1 April 20 More...07 September 2012 07:50
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