What are the five fair reasons for dismissal?

Employees who have been employed for two years or more are protected against unfair dismissal and, if they are dismissed they may bring a claim in the employment tribunal. An employer may defend a claim for unfair dismissal by showing… Read on

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

Social media: 5 key employment law tips

Can your business protect itself against comments made on Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube? Can you keep an employee’s LinkedIn contacts? Here are the top 5 rules you may not know: 1. Using social media to select during recruitment may give… 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

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