Case law

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Social media misconduct: fair dismissal over historic tweets

An employment tribunal held that a long-serving employee was fairly dismissed for making derogatory comments about his colleagues and his...

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Judges win pension age discrimination claims

An employment tribunal has ruled that the Government discriminated against more than 200 judges when it implemented the transitional provisions...

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Tribunal Watch: Teacher’s dismissal for showing 18-rated film to pupils

Tribunal Watch returns with a round-up of recent case law reported in the news. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld...

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Argos drivers’ strike over holiday pay and overtime suspended

Drivers who work for logistics firm Wincanton at Argos’s distribution centre near Burton upon Trent have called off strike action...

There is much for the employment law aficionado to be excited about in 2017. Dirk v. Mallinckrodt / imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock.

Employment law cases 2017: seven decisions to look out for

We round up seven significant employment law decisions expected in 2017, with cases pending on employment status, equal pay, whistleblowing,...

The workplace behaviour of "Bad Santa" over the Christmas period left a lot to be desiredTracy Bennett / Dimension Films / REX / Shutterstock

Christmas in the workplace: 10 common employer queries

During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. How well prepared is your organisation for the festive...

There are approximately 50,000 temporary healthcare posts in Madrid. Design Pics Inc/REX/Shutterstock.

ECJ: do not use fixed-term contracts for permanent needs

A European Court of Justice (ECJ) case challenged the legality of Spanish legislation that permits the renewal of fixed-term contracts...

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Tribunal case shows a number of factors decide when TUPE applies

In the recent case of ALNO (UK) Ltd v Turner the Employment Appeal Tribunal stressed the need to apply the...

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Duty to make reasonable adjustments: five tips from case law

The duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled workers requires employers to consider what is “reasonable”. But how can employers...

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2016

What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments...

The claimant moved from Jamaica as a child, giving him the "right of abode" (right to live indefinitely) in the UK. Photo: imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock.

Fair dismissal for failure to produce evidence of right to work in UK

An employment tribunal held that an employee was fairly dismissed after failing to produce evidence of his right to work...

Employment tribunal judgments are currently kept in an archaic paper filing system like this one. Photofusion/REX/Shutterstock.

Online database for employment tribunal judgments confirmed

HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has confirmed that new employment tribunal decisions will be made publicly available online from...

Hampers and similar food gifts are big business at Christmas. The company in this case generates one third of its total annual turnover in the eight weeks from mid-September onwards. Food and Drink/REX/Shutterstock.

Fair dismissal for refusal to work Christmas overtime

An employment tribunal held that a food company employee was fairly dismissed after she refused to do overtime in the...