Constructive dismissal claims regularly cross the desks of employment lawyers and it's a rare claim that doesn't allege that the employer has acted in breach of the duty of mutual trust and confidence. Although claims will not always succeed, employers More...23 April 2013 16:35
Council pays employee more than £500,000 following false theft allegation A former council employee has been awarded a settlement of more than half... More...12 April 2013 12:00
The law surrounding constructive dismissal can often create headaches for employers. It can be difficult to know what constitutes a breach of contract on the part of the employer that would entitle an employee to resign and raise a claim. Employmen More...19 February 2013 12:40
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
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
Can an employer avoid a finding of constructive dismissal if it admits it is at fault and apologises to the employee in an attempt to put things right and avoid the employee's resignation? Solicitor Laurence O'Neill looks at the case law. In 2010, t More...24 September 2012 00:01
McBride v Falkirk Football & Athletic Club
In December 2008, Mr May became overall manager of Falkirk Football & Athletic Club. Mr McBride was promoted to Mr May's old position of manager of the under-19 (U19) team. Crucially, Mr More...09 August 2011 15:51
Nixon v Ross Coates Solicitors and another
Ms Nixon was employed by Ross Coates Solicitors in Ipswich in a business development role. She was in a relationship with Mr Perrin, one of the solicitors.
In December 2007, Mr Coates organise More...18 October 2010 16:46
Nationwide Building Society v Benn and others FACTS Mr Benn and 17 colleagues were employed by the Portman Building Society (PBS) until their employment was transferred to the Nationwide Building Society (Nationwide) in August 2007. Th More...24 August 2010 10:25
Mitie Security (London) Ltd v Ibrahim FACTS Mr Ibrahim worked as a security supervisor on a contract for Mitie Security (London) Ltd. On 18 September 2008, Mitie removed him from the client's site on the ground that he did not bond with managem More...29 June 2010 00:01
A former employee is suing Hotel Du Vin after the way it handled an attack on him by a customer.
Mieczyslaw Ratayczyk, 28, a former bistro manager at the Birmingham hotel, said he was hit across the face by an angry customer but claimed he More...15 April 2010 09:24
On 21 February, the government ran an advertisement in a Sunday newspaper, encouraging employers to visit its website for free employment advice on preventing workplace harassment and violence. It seemed almost too ironic then, when Christine Pratt, chi More...25 February 2010 11:03
Pay earned during a constructive dismissal notice period by the employee dismissed may count towards compensation in an unfair dismissal award, the Court of Appeal ruled recently. The ruling, in the case of Stuart Peters v Bell , overturned earlie More...11 September 2009 16:30
A former prison officer has claimed she was bullied at work because of her good looks, and is seeking compensation from the government, according to a report in the Telegraph . Amitjo Kajla is seeking a ruling for constructive unfair dismissal afte More...16 July 2009 11:07
Bournemouth University Higher Education Corporation v Buckland Facts Environmental archaeology specialist professor Paul Buckland was employed by Bournemouth University Higher Education Corporation (BUHEC). He resigned in February 2007, but hi More...16 June 2009 16:03
Employees of a North West legal firm who refused to transfer to a new employer on the grounds that their working conditions would have changed substantially have won their case.
The recent ruling was made in the case of Barnetts Solicitors v Royd More...24 March 2009 11:00
Stuart Peters Limited v Bell
Ms E L Bell brought a successful employment tribunal claim against Stuart Peters Limited (SPL) for constructive unfair dismissal. The tribunal found that Ms Bell was entitled to a six-month contractual notic More...12 February 2009 17:43
Claridge v Daler Rowney Ltd FACTS Mr B J Claridge was employed by art supply company Daler Rowney as a team leader. He had worked for the company for more 34 years and had an unblemished service record. He resigned from the company in August More...15 October 2008 15:07
A gay church worker who quit his job after less than a year on claims of sexual harassment has been awarded more than £35,000 at employment tribunal. Stephen Price, 25, said he was constantly teased about his sexuality by his 40-year-old "sex obsesse More...16 July 2008 11:19
A bald teacher who claimed he was a victim of disability discrimination has lost his tribunal claim, it has emerged.
Retired art teacher James Campbell, 61, at Denny High School in Stirlingshire, took Falkirk Council to an employment tribunal claimi More...16 April 2008 16:27