What is constructive dismissal? And, how do I prove it?

If you feel you have been forced to leave your job because your working situation has been made extremely difficult, you may be entitled to claim for constructive dismissal. What is constructive dismissal? Constructive dismissal occurs when an employee is… Read on

Can I sue my employer for stress and anxiety?

Work-related stress and anxiety are caused, or made significantly worse, by a person’s work or working environment. The conditions are typically attributed to several factors, including time-related pressures, workload, general unhappiness, bullying and harassment. Every year, hundreds of thousands of… Read on

Re-engagement order disallowed

We report on a case where an order for re-engagement has been considered by the EAT. Background The Claimant in this case, Miss Lupton was employed by Lincolnshire County Council. She resigned when the council sought to change her working… Read on

Changing Staff Handbook Terms

Can an employer unilaterally change the terms of its contractual staff handbook? No, said the High Court in the case of Sparks and another v Department for Transport. Background Generally, a contract may only be amended in accordance with… Read on

Clause allowing changes to contract effective?

Could school change teacher’s contract, which said it was “subject to variation, depending on the requirements of the school timetable”? Background We have recently reported on two cases where employers have tried to change the terms of their employee’s contracts… Read on

Constructive dismissal – delay fatal to claim?

Was the employee’s argument that she was too ill to resign for 18 months successful? Or was she found to have affirmed her contract and therefore not able to bring her constructive dismissal claim? In the case of Colmar Mari… Read on

Did employee’s contract breach exonerate employers of theirs?

Could an employee’s own breach stop them from claiming against the employer? No, according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the recent case of Atkinson v. Community Gateway Association. Background Mr Atkinson wanted to bring a claim of constructive dismissal… Read on