Employment Tribunal



27-January-2015

Can you increase the sanction on appeal? That was the question put to the Court of Appeal recently. The employer, an NHS Trust, had incorporated a formal and detailed disciplinary procedure into the employee’s contract and there was no provision…


19-December-2014

The EAT case of Game Retail Ltd v Laws is one of the first EAT judgments focussing on a claim of unfair dismissal arising out of an employee’s inappropriate use of Twitter. Mr Laws was the Risk and Loss Prevention Investigator…


28-November-2014

Since writing my last blog, we have heard that the union advising some of the appellants in those cases has decided not to appeal the decision to the Court of Appeal. Couple that with the remaining cases being sent back…


24-November-2014

From 6 May 2014 most claims brought in the Employment Tribunal must be subject to early conciliation through ACAS. Six months on, ACAS has released data to show the level of effectiveness in the service: Over 37,000 early conciliation notifications…




11-December-2013

From 6 April 2014, all Employment Tribunal claimants will have to use the ACAS Conciliation Service before starting their claim. The service is free and applies to a wide range of claims including unfair dismissal, discrimination, wrongful dismissal and equal…