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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”.
4 Feb 2021
Lawyers describe the suggestion by The Times that employment judges are inexperienced as ‘idiotic’ and ‘insulting’.
4 Feb 2021
An employment tribunal finds trust was breached after a manager played a practical joke on an employee who had just returned from sick leave.
27 Jan 2021
A Tesco store manager fired for manhandling a shoplifter has been awarded £43,100 for unfair dismissal at the employment tribunal.
8 Jan 2021
An employment judge found that the real reason behind the dismissal was the postman's union activities and poor relationship with his line manager.
17 Dec 2020
From the leaking of personal data to homophobia and the gig economy, we highlight seven noteworthy cases from 2020 that employers should know about.
14 Dec 2020
Two female gym employees who were subjected to derogatory comments about their sex share £15k payout.
14 Dec 2020
A 59-year-old woman has won a £64,000 pay-out after she was dismissed, with the judge declaring that ageism is worse for women than men.
9 Dec 2020
A senior employee at a Christian charity was unfairly dismissed after he raised health and safety concerns about the time...
3 Dec 2020
An employee of a Lloyd’s of London underwriter who was bullied at work has won his case for constructive unfair...
30 Nov 2020
Tribunal finds that Joel Gold, although dismissed on potentially fair grounds of gross misconduct, did not receive a fair hearing from the Home Office.
13 Nov 2020
A former special adviser to the government has reportedly been given a five-figure pay off just weeks before her unfair...
29 Oct 2020
Nearly half of employees with coronavirus concerns have had their queries ignored.
6 Oct 2020
A former charity CEO has won more than £26,000 in compensation after being constructively dismissed from her role.
5 Oct 2020
Worker in France who didn't know he had Covid-19 despite taking a test was dismissed for serious misconduct.