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Apr
21
2017

Employee’s reason for rejecting suitable alternative employment was reasonable despite employer having no knowledge of this

The EAT held in Dunne v Colin & Avril Ltd that a book-keeper who declined an offer of suitable employment did so reasonably despite her reliance on health reasons not..

Nov
24
2016

Insensitive decisions could lead to unfair dismissals

In Thomas v BNP Paribas Real Estate, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a Tribunal’s finding that a redundancy process was ‘insensitive and perfunctory’ did not easily sit with..

Feb
19
2016

Option for redundancy was not a dismissal

In the recent case of Khan v HGS Global Ltd, the employment contract of an employee who had opted to take redundancy over relocating was found to have terminated by..

Nov
20
2015

Ex-City Link Directors cleared of criminal offence of for failing to notify BIS of large-scale redundancies

City Link was placed into administration on 24 December 2014, resulting in the loss of over 2000 jobs. Employers planning to dismiss between 20 and 99 staff or more staff..

Oct
16
2015

Failure to give notice of redundancies can lead to unlimited criminal fines and disqualification from office

It has been reported this week that the Chief Executive of Sports Direct, Dave Forsey, is to face criminal charges for the failure on the part of a company of..

Jun
25
2015

When does the duty to consult arise in a collective redundancy?

The issue of what is meant by "establishment" for the purpose of collective redundancy consultation having been dealt with recently by the European Court of Justice, the next vexed issue..

May
15
2015

European Court of Justice confirms Woolworth's decision in Northern Ireland case

The European Court of Justice has confirmed its approach in the Woolworths case in a further judgment of the ECJ handed down this week in Lyttle and others v Bluebird..

Apr
30
2015

Woolworth's case: ECJ upholds UK law in welcome decision for employers

In a much welcomed decision for employers, the European Court of Justice in the Woolworths/Ethel Austin case has followed the decision of the Advocate General which we reported on..

Apr
30
2015

Collective Consultation - ECJ Woolworths decision

The European Court of Justice has now handed down its judgment in the Woolworths and Ethel Austin cases on which Employmentbuddy has previously reported. It has in effect reversed the..



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