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Reasonable Adjustments and Fairness of Dismissal

Reasonable Adjustments and Fairness of Dismissal

In the recent case of Knightley v Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Trust, the Employment Tribunal had to consider whether the Respondent’s failure to make reasonable adjustments for the Claimant’s disability during a formal capability process rendered the whole dismissal unfair. The parties were going through the internal formal capability procedure which resulted in the […]

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Wagatha Christie Case & Tribunal Guidance

Wagatha Christie Case & Tribunal Guidance

It will have been difficult to have avoided the legal ‘Wagatha Christie’ case for defamation in the high court in London between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy.  You may have seen reports over the evidence being given by the parties, and the issues raised over lost evidence.  You may have also heard reports that the […]

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Employee Resignation & Unfair Dismissal Claims

Employee Resignation & Unfair Dismissal Claims

Our latest HR article looks at the recent case of Fentem v Outform EMEA Ltd , regarding bringing forward the date of resignation by operation of a contractual clause. We review the details of the case and provide practical guidance surrounding employee resignation and unfair dismissal. Background to the Case The Claimant resigned from his […]

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Unfair Dismissal & Iceland’s £3K Twirl Bar

Unfair Dismissal & Iceland’s £3K Twirl Bar

An Employment Tribunal judgment published online on 22 February 2022 concerned an Iceland employee who was awarded £3,010 compensation for unfair dismissal after admitting to her employer that she had eaten a Twirl belonging to the company that she had not paid for. On the face of it company stock is company stock and theft […]

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Redundancy Process & Discrimination Claims

Redundancy Process & Discrimination Claims

We review two recent first level tribunal decisions which upheld employees’ claims of discrimination, brought following a redundancy process. Redundancy Process | Case 1 The first, Robson v Clarke’s Mechanical Ltd involved a plumbing and heating engineer who was informed in a meeting with no prior consultation or notice that his employment would be terminated […]

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Covid Discrimination Claim & Employment Tribunal Ruling

Covid Discrimination Claim & Employment Tribunal Ruling

We review the recent case of a worker who lost her discrimination claim after stopping going to work over Covid concerns. She had claimed that her fear of contracting the virus was a ‘protected belief’ under the Equality Act after an employer withheld the worker’s wages. Background to Recent Covid Discrimination Claim The claimant concerned, […]

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What’s Happening with Fire and Rehire? Your Essential HR Guide

What’s Happening with Fire and Rehire? Your Essential HR Guide

Fire and rehire has been a hot topic this year and the latest instalment was the publication on November 11th of ACAS guidance on achieving contractual changes without employees being dismissed and rehired. What is Fire and Rehire? Fire and rehire is the term used to describe the practice where businesses dismiss their employees and […]

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Menopause | How to Provide Support in the Workplace

Menopause | How to Provide Support in the Workplace

Research carried out by the Fawcett Society, a charity that campaigns for gender equality and woman’s rights, has highlighted the challenges faced by women going through the menopause. The research was focused on the UK’s financial services industry. Menopause Research For many, the menopause occurs at just the point at which the opportunity to reach […]

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