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May
14
2020

Settlement Agreements - What Are They?

A settlement agreement (or compromise agreement as it used to be known) is a contract between an employee and employer...

Mar
06
2020

Former civil servant brings constructive dismissal claim

The very public resignation of Sir Philip Rutnam has clearly generated the media coverage he anticipated...

Aug
30
2019

EAT agrees: no fair reason for dismissal if Respondent doesn’t provide one

His Honour Judge Auerbach has reiterated the importance of properly pleading the case in his decision in Upton-Hansen Architects (“UHA”) v Gyftaki. ..

Jul
11
2019

Covertly recording a meeting can amount to misconduct

The claimant was a financial accountant for a charity called Phoenix House. She claimed that she was being improperly treated by her company during a large restructuring...

Nov
30
2018

Long-term disability dismissal frustrates entitlement to benefits

In Awan v ICTS Ltd the EAT found an implied term that where an employee is contractually entitled to long-term disability benefits, they will not be dismissed for continuing incapacity...

Nov
16
2018

Resignations - Clarifying the Termination Date is Key

The Court of Appeal recently confirmed that an ambiguous letter of acceptance of resignation from an employer did not vary the original termination date by agreement. JLT Speciality v Craven..

Jul
18
2018

Successful appeal erases dismissal

In the recent case of Patel v Folkstone Nursing Home Ltd, the Court of Appeal held that an employee had not been dismissed by his employer as his internal appeal..

Jul
05
2018

Right to work check: Failure to give right of appeal following dismissal, found to be unfair

As we have previously blogged, if an employee fails to produce evidence of his right to work in the UK, it will not necessarily be fair for an employer to..

Jul
05
2018

Qualifying period for Unfair Dismissal Claims

If an employee is dismissed for gross misconduct just short of 2 years service, s/he cannot add on statutory minimum notice so as to qualify to bring an unfair dismissal..

Jun
15
2018

‘Serious misconduct’ dismissals- Must there be prior warnings?

The recent EAT decision of Quintiles Commercial v Barongo held that even in the absence of any prior warnings, a dismissal for misconduct is not necessarily unfair where the conduct..



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