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Aug
22
2017

Lesson learnt…suspension of teacher was not a neutral act

In Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth, three allegations of unreasonable force against pupils were made against a primary school teacher. ..

Jul
07
2017

Appeal: No reasons for decision? No witnesses called? No problem!

In the case of Elmore v The Governors of Darland High School, the EAT upheld the decision of the ET that the dismissal of a mathematics teacher on capability grounds..

May
04
2017

Employer made to pay £2 for breaching employee’s right to be accompanied

An employee has a statutory right to be accompanied by either a trade union representative or colleague at a grievance or disciplinary hearing. ..

Feb
14
2017

Roses are red, violets are blue, if love is in the office air, what should you do?

Most of us are likely to be spending Valentine’s Day at work and, although many people will be separated from their partners, those looking for love may not need to..

Nov
25
2016

Dishonesty in the workplace

You may have seen in the news the case of Mrs Wood, a senior nurse, who recorded her colleague’s temperature on a screening form at Heathrow Airport as 37.2C..

Jun
30
2016

ACAS Code does not apply to SOSR dismissals

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in Phoenix House Ltd v Stockman & Anor upheld a Tribunal’s decision that the dismissal of an employee on the basis of an irretrievable breakdown in..

Apr
14
2016

Employer’s reasonable and genuine belief can be sufficient for SOSR dismissal

In Nayak v Royal Mail Group, the EAT upheld the tribunal’s decision that an employer’s genuine and reasonable belief that an employee was no longer permitted to work in..

Apr
07
2016

“Pulling a sickie” was gross misconduct

In the recent case of Ajaj v Metroline West Ltd UKEAT/018/15/RN an employee who disingenuously claimed to be unfit to attend work was held to be dishonest and had fundamentally..

Jan
29
2016

Dismissal for delay in reporting bribe was fair

An employment tribunal has recently held that an immigration officer, who accepted a bribe and then delayed returning the money and reporting it, was fairly dismissed. ..

Nov
12
2015

Work social: dismissal for punch to face was fair despite only final warning for colleague's extremely violent threats

The recent case of MBNA Ltd v Jones demonstrates that differential treatment of employees in misconduct situations will not necessarily amount to an unfair dismissal...



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