Constructive dismissal

It's not cricket, it's a free Q&A webinar on the employment law surrounding dismissals. Photo: Mitch Gunn / Shutterstock

Live Q&A webinar: Managing dismissals

This XpertHR live Q&A webinar will address the main legal and practical issues that arise when dismissing an employee.

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Keeping employees safe in high-risk environments

18 Jun 2015

The ongoing threat of Ebola and terrorist attacks on journalists in the Middle East bring into focus the issues employers...

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Tribunal watch: Flawed redundancy consultation with BT staff

5 May 2015

An employment tribunal has awarded compensation to the former employees of a BT subsidiary for the failure to carry out...

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Tribunal watch: £3.1m for banker falsely labelled “Ms Cokehead”

13 Apr 2015

An employment tribunal award of £3.1 million has been given to a former banker who was forced out of her...

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Tribunal watch: Cricket umpires lose age discrimination case

16 Mar 2015

An employment tribunal has rejected the age discrimination claims brought by two former cricket umpires, who were removed from their...

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Tribunal watch: Unfair dismissal of manager “forced to dress up as Santa”

9 Mar 2015

An employment tribunal has held that a manager was constructively dismissed after he was forced to dress up as Father...

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Personality clashes in the workplace: five interesting employment cases

27 Feb 2015

Personality clashes are the third most common cause of workplace conflict, according to an XpertHR survey. In what circumstances can...

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E-cigarettes in the workplace: first vaping tribunal decision is a warning for employers

11 Feb 2015

E-cigarettes in the workplace pose a difficult question for employers...

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Tribunal watch: £37,000 discrimination award to former Met PC Carol Howard

8 Sep 2014

An employment tribunal has awarded a policewoman more than £37,000 after finding that the Metropolitan Police committed race and sex...

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Tribunal watch: Age discrimination claims cost parking firm £700,000

23 Jun 2014

This week, we report on an award of more than £700,000 to 20 older drivers who were dismissed after their...

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Tribunal watch: Docker wins £45,000 for sexual orientation harassment

19 May 2014

A Belfast dock worker who was dismissed after reacting to homophobic abuse has been awarded more than £45,000. Stephen Simpson...

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Top 10 HR questions in February 2014

4 Mar 2014

In a new regular column, we bring you the most popular frequently asked questions on XpertHR. Last month, employers were...

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Is garden leave overrated?

18 Dec 2013

Charles Wynn-Evans questions whether garden leave is all it is cracked up to be or if there are hidden pitfalls...

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The qualification for a constructive dismissal claim

14 Oct 2013

Daniel Isaac, a partner in the employment team at Withers, answers the key questions on which a claim for unfair...

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Legal Q and A: The duty of mutual trust and confidence

23 Apr 2013

Constructive dismissal claims regularly cross the desks of employment lawyers and it’s a rare claim that doesn’t allege that the...

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