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An employer is entitled to terminate the employment contract without notice or pay in lieu of notice where there is an act or omission by the employee which amounts to gross misconduct (known as “summary dismissal”) . The crucial question… Read on
The general rule is that only employees who have been employed continuously for two years or more can bring a claim of unfair dismissal in the employment tribunal if their employment is terminated. However, there are some important exceptions to… Read on
The holy month of Ramadan officially started in the UK on 17 May 2018 and is predicted to end on 14 June, subject to confirmation of the official sighting of the new moon. We consider some practical considerations for Muslim… Read on
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed a tribunal’s decision that an Addison Lee bike courier was a worker and not a self-employed, independent contractor. The consequence of this finding is that the courier will be entitled to holiday pay… Read on
The Court of Appeal recently had to decide whether it had been an act of disability discrimination for an employer to dismiss an employee for misconduct which it did not know at the time, was related to the employee’s disability?… Read on
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently considered the implications of an employer enforcing a drastic pay cut on an employee. Background Commonly, an employee’s constructive dismissal claim will be based on a breach of implied term of mutual trust and… Read on
A recent decision from the Court of Appeal has made it clear that a series of events can add up to a breach of contract serious enough to allow an employee to resign and claim constructive dismissal, even when they… Read on
Mental Health Awareness Week ( 14 – 20 May 2018) focused on stress. Sometimes it seems like there is a stress epidemic going on as the pressures of modern life cause more and more people, in all walks of life… Read on
Many people’s employment will end as a result of a mutually agreed settlement with their employer. This ensures that both parties can end their employment relationship formally – usually with the payment of a termination package recorded in a settlement… Read on
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has allowed an appeal in a case brought by a police officer about the practice of paying employees on shared parental leave (SPL) only statutory shared parental pay, while female employees on maternity leave receive… Read on