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
Parker Rhodes Hickmotts Solicitors v Harvey
Mr Harvey was employed as a solicitor by Parker Rhodes Hickmotts Solicitors (PRH) from 1 September 2009. On the afternoon of 28 July 2010, a managing partner of PRH met with Mr Harvey and t More...01 May 2012 14:31
Two night-shift care workers who were sacked after being found asleep on duty and who claimed they were "asserting the right to a rest break" were not automatically unfairly dismissed, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found.
The EAT sai More...20 April 2012 14:57
The Government has today announced the publication of a call for evidence that could result in an overhaul of the dismissal process.
The Government is seeking to establish "whether current dismissal procedures are too onerous, too complex, and More...15 March 2012 16:14
One of the most significant changes to employment law coming into force on 6 April 2012 is the increase to the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims. Employees whose employment begins on or after 6 April 2012 will usually need to complete two ye More...13 March 2012 17:01
The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 ("the Regulations") were repealed on 6 April 2011, meaning that retirement could no longer be a potentially fair reason for dismissal. Transitional provisions are in operation in respect of retirements wher More...05 March 2012 12:39
The Government has published draft legislation detailing the increase in the qualifying period for unfair dismissal from one year to two. The changes mean that the qualifying period for unfair dismissal increases to two years for employees More...14 February 2012 16:48
Employees starting work before 6 April 2012 will continue to be able to claim unfair dismissal after one year's service, the Government confirmed yesterday. The new two-year qualifying period will only apply to employees who commence employment on or af More...19 January 2012 10:27
Dundee City Council v Sharp
Mr Sharp was employed by Dundee City Council for 35 years until his dismissal in September 2009, when he had been absent from work with depression for a year. In January 2009, he was referred to occupational he More...16 January 2012 00:01
One of my senior planning department employees has recently got married. Her new husband works for our fiercest competitor and I am concerned that she may be tempted to disclose our confidential information to him. I have never had a problem with her be More...11 January 2012 08:54
A former NHS worker has been awarded £933,115 in compensation after an employment tribunal found that he had been subject to racial discrimination and unfair dismissal.
Elliot Browne was a divisional director at Central Manchester University NH More...10 January 2012 14:36
Details have been published of planned changes to the limits and amounts payable under employment legislation. The changes, due to take effect from 1 February 2012, include an increase in the maximum award for unfair dismissal, from £68,400 to £72,3 More...20 December 2011 16:11
Every year brings with it some important new employment legislation for the employer to negotiate. Whether related to unfair dismissal, pensions, employment tribunals or redundancy, 2012 presents new legislation relevant to all organisations, large or s More...20 December 2011 00:01
Kay v Cheadle Royal Healthcare Ltd t/a Affinity Healthcare FACTS Mrs Kay was employed at Cheadle Royal Hospital as a deputy ward nurse for three years until her dismissal in October 2009. She worked on a ward with a staff nurse, Ms Thomas. The wa More...19 December 2011 00:01
A doctor who was dismissed from her position at a hospital in Yorkshire has been awarded £4.5 million after winning a tribunal claim for unfair dismissal, sex and race discrimination.
Polish-born Dr Eva Michalak worked as a consultant at Mid Yorkshi More...16 December 2011 09:34
Employment lawyer Laura Allner discusses unfair dismissal cases involving social media.
"I think I work in a nursery and I do not mean working with plants." These words, posted by an employee on her Facebook page, resulted in her dismissal from her More...22 November 2011 11:53
The Government's aim to reduce employment regulations red tape will see the qualifying period for presenting unfair dismissal claims rise to two years. Claimants will also have to pay fees when attempting to bring cases to court. John Charlton assesses More...14 November 2011 10:00
Cutting unnecessary regulation is seen by the Government as one of its core priorities. Employment lawyer Sarah Rushton looks at its review of employment law. The Government's proposals have included increasing the qualifying period for employees to More...11 November 2011 15:44
Zulhayir v JJ Food Service Ltd FACTS Mr Zulhayir was a delivery driver for JJ Food Service Ltd. Mr Zulhayir was on long-term sick leave from January 2005, following an accident at work that resulted in serious spinal injuries. In January 2006, More...08 November 2011 13:52
The adage that "too many cooks spoil the broth" is never more accurate than when applied to employment law. Joanne Owers, chair of the Employment Lawyers Association, believes that the kind of proposals leaked from Adrian Beecroft's report this wee More...28 October 2011 11:01