A quick guide to constructive dismissal

You may have heard the phrase “constructive dismissal” but, do you really know what it means? What does constructive dismissal involve and what are the legal implications when someone makes a claim for constructive dismissal? It’s a notoriously complicated area… Read on

Suspended from work? Everything you need to know

Acas has recently published new guidance on suspension. We explore the guidance and look at what you need to know should you be suspended from work on disciplinary grounds. When can I be suspended? People are usually suspended from work… Read on

Constructive dismissal – an essential guide

Constructive dismissal is one of the most frequent and important topics for legal advice at Springhouse. It is, however, commonly misunderstood. An employee needs to have resigned in order to bring a constructive dismissal claim, and this is naturally a… 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

Dismissal for offensive tweets unfair

How did the EAT approach the fairness of a dismissal for posting offensive tweets? The EAT has recently found that it was, indeed, fair to dismiss an employee for making offensive tweets in a case which highlights the considerations that… Read on

Gross misconduct and mental illness

In the case of Burdett v Aviva Employment Services Limited, the EAT considered the potentially thorny issue of dismissing an employee who was a paranoid schizophrenic. Background Mr Burdett was diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia – a disability within the… Read on

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