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In this case, Royal Mail couldn’t be certain whether its employee had permission to work in the UK or not. They therefore dismissed him, but it subsequently turned out that he did have permission. Was the dismissal fair or unfair?… Read on
The EAT has recently considered a case where an employee claimed she had been discriminated against, harassed, and constructively dismissed because she was contacted while on sick leave due to work related stress. How did they decide? Background The Claimant… Read on
Bolton NHS wanted to outsource its drugs and alcohol service. To do this they split it into two functions; case management and delivery of interventions. Different companies were given the contracts to provide the separate services. Did TUPE apply? Background… Read on
On 6 April 2016 the amount of many Tribunal awards will be increased. New maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal: £78,962 (was £78,335). Maximum limit on a week’s pay: £479 (was £475). Maximum basic award: £5,853 (was £5,807). … Read on
We report on a new case dealing with discretionary bonuses and the steps an employer will need to take if not paying. Background The Claimant in this case, Mr Hill, had a bonus scheme with his employer Niksun Inc, which… Read on
The EAT has recently made a decision as to whether it was discriminatory to suspend childcare vouchers during maternity leave which were provided through a salary sacrifice scheme. Background The Maternity and Parental Leave Regulations 1999 only suspend “remuneration” during… Read on
British Gas’s appeal against the Employment Tribunal’s decision that holiday pay should include compensation for lost commission has now been heard by the European Court of Justice. Here is how the English Courts responded. Background Whether or not commission should… Read on
The employment tribunal has provided a reminder about the importance of an employer not simply relying upon a breach of the black letter of its policies to dismiss an employee. Background In this case, Citibank dismissed employee Mr Stimpson for… Read on
The government has issued draft regulations which seek to address the differences between male and female pay in the workplace. They are now up for consultation. The regulations as they are currently drafted: Apply only to employers of 250 employees… Read on
You will be aware that Starbucks employee Meseret Kumulchew has recently won a disability discrimination claim on the basis of her dyslexia. But what are the implications? Implications In Ms Kumulchew’s case, her dyslexia meant that she made mistakes in… Read on