Unfair Dismissal


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…


9-December-2014

We have taken a step away from our usual seminars which generally concentrate upon one specific topic. Instead, on 12 December our employment law seminar we will look at a range of interesting cases which have been decided throughout 2014….




5-April-2013

It is possible to dismiss an employee fairly, at the request of a third party, often a principal to a contract, even where the employer has not made (and could not have made) a finding of Gross Misconduct.  Such dismissals…


14-August-2012

Q: When is a zero-hours contract not a zero-hours contract? A: When it isn’t really a zero-hours contract The case of Pulse Healthcare Ltd -v- Carewatch Care Services Ltd & 6 Others is a stark reminder to employers that an…


6-March-2012

As part of a fair redundancy process, you are obliged to make a search for suitable alternative employment.  As part of a restructure, suitable alternative employment might come about in the form of a new post.  You can often find…


13-February-2012

We recently let you know that there are plans afoot to increase the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims to 2 years from the present 1 year. Those proposals are due to come into force for people employed on or…