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Employees have a right not to be unfairly dismissed from employment. Before dismissing an employee, employers need to make sure that they have a potentially fair reason.
The five potentially fair reasons for dismissal are: capability or qualifications; conduct; redundancy; where continued employment would contravene the law; and “some other substantial reason”.
2 Mar 2020
Australian BP employee wins on appeal after mocking pay negotiations with well known Hitler meme from the film Downfall.
18 Feb 2020
A secretary who resigned because she was asked to be complicit in discriminatory recruitment practices was constructively and unfairly dismissed,...
11 Feb 2020
A senior district nurse with 38 years’ experience was unfairly dismissed after she told management of her wish to instigate...
17 Jan 2020
Institution to stand by policy designed to promote younger academics and will appeal Prof Ewart ruling.
14 Jan 2020
An ex-Highways England driver has been awarded almost £74,000 in compensation by an employment tribunal after she was harassed by...
3 Jan 2020
Ethical veganism should be protected under the Equality Act 2010.
2 Jan 2020
An employment tribunal has found that Oxford University acted unlawfully when dismissing 69-year-old Professor Paul Ewart because of his age.
13 Dec 2019
A whistleblower who complained that staff at an NHS trust were being bullied and not given proper breaks has been...
9 Dec 2019
A Beefeater kitchen manager who was dismissed for food safety failings after working excessive hours was discriminated against because of...
9 Dec 2019
An NHS physiotherapist is fighting a Home Office attempt to remove her from the UK after being dismissed from her job.
9 Dec 2019
This recent case should sound an alert for companies looking to dismiss staff for...
27 Nov 2019
A Royal Mail employee was unfairly dismissed for blowing the whistle, not for the alleged poor performance – based on...
18 Nov 2019
An 89-year-old former medical secretary who was unfairly dismissed from her post at Royal Berkshire Hospital has won £200,000 in...
7 Nov 2019
An employment tribunal has accepted that the US government can’t be investigated for breaches of UK employment law in facilities...