Posts Tagged With 'Dismissal'

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Caught sleeping on the job?

Caught sleeping on the job?

This week we look at a case that highlights the importance of making it clear at the outset of appeal decisions, what outcome is expected.

The importance of tailoring restrictive covenants

The importance of tailoring restrictive covenants

The restrictive covenant; your legal safety net if an employee decides to leave. But how safe is it? It’s vital your business understands just how much power your company’s restrictive covenants really have so your can sit easy knowing your claims over clients are watertight should your team...

Serious misconduct which could be linked to disability

Serious misconduct which could be linked to disability

Risby v London Borough of Waltham Forest [2015] In this case, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has held that there only needs to be a loose causal link between an employee’s conduct and their disability for a “discrimination arising from disability” claim to be made.

Importance of HR's impartiality in disciplinary matters

Importance of HR's impartiality in disciplinary matters

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has held in the case of Ramphal v Department for Transport that a report by an investigating officer in a disciplinary matter had been interfered with by a Human Resources department to such an extent as to potentially result in an unfair dismissal.

Sickness absence – busting myths!

Sickness absence – busting myths!

The management of sickness absence is an inevitable aspect of the management of employees.

Proposal to reduce the value of tax free termination payments – what you need to know

Proposal to reduce the value of tax free termination payments – what you need to know

The Government has launched a 12 week consultation on the reform of tax and NICs exemptions for termination payments.

ECJ Ruling on Collective Consultation

ECJ Ruling on Collective Consultation

The European Court of Justice has handed down its decision in the Woolworths and Ethel Austin cases.

2014 Employment Law Review and Legal Updates

2014 Employment Law Review and Legal Updates

The ever changing legal landscape in the field of employment and human resources has had another bumper year in 2014.

The ECJ says obesity could be a disability under EU law

The ECJ says obesity could be a disability under EU law

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) heard the case of FOA (Kaltoft) v Billund and have ruled that obesity can constitute a disability in certain circumstances.