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Wrongful Dismissal and Reinstatement

By |2020-03-16T12:17:36+00:00March 13th, 2020|Case of the Week - Blog|

It’s BOGOF time. This week we are covering two cases that answer two different questions: Question One: Can an employer rely on facts found after dismissal to defend a wrongful dismissal claim? Question Two: Does an employer have to comply with an Employment Tribunal Order for re-instatement or re-engagement? In Wells and another v Cathay [...]

Fairhall v North Tees and Hartlepool NHS trust

By |2021-07-09T11:44:05+00:00July 9th, 2021|Case of the Week - Blog, WhistleBlowing|

Hello and welcome to this week’s case of the week, last week we looked at a case involving indirect discrimination. This week's case  looks at whistleblowing and the burden of proof. Facts Ms. Fairhall was a senior nurse with almost 40 years’ experience in the NHS. In 2015, she became concerned about a number of [...]

Quayum v Firstsource Solutions (UK) Ltd

By |2020-04-24T09:42:53+00:00April 24th, 2020|Breach of Contract, Case of the Week - Blog|

  The questions this week are: Is an employer’s reasonable belief of a breach of contract enough to defend a wrongful dismissal claim? Is it ever sensible to defend a claim to tribunal over one week’s notice pay? Mr Quayum, the Claimant, commenced employment with Firstsource Solution, the Respondent, as a customer experience adviser. The [...]

Jagex Limited v McCambridge

By |2020-03-02T14:10:12+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Case of the Week - Blog, Gross Misconduct|

Good morning and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we looked at race discrimination, this week we shall be looking at gross misconduct dismisssals. Gross misconduct dismissals are the ultimate sanction, it is the HR equivalent of a judge putting the black cap on. The employee’s career is put to the sword, the contract [...]

Whistleblowing

By |2020-01-25T11:56:27+00:00December 9th, 2019|

Whistleblowing As a leading firm of employment law solicitors with one of the biggest employment law teams in the Peterborough and Grantham area, we are highly experienced in advising employers on whistleblowing issues and disputes. For more information and advice from one of our employment law solicitors, please call our [...]

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Jagex Ltd v McCambridge

By |2019-12-26T15:00:57+00:00December 6th, 2019|Case of the Week - Blog, Contributory Fault, Unfair Dismissal|

Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week was our November newsletter which had features on a film about the gig economy, political leaders being tribunal witnesses and Samantha Cameron’s unpaid internships. Before beginning this week’s update, a huge thank you to everyone who attended our seminar yesterday. We hope everyone [...]

Jagex Ltd v McCambridge

By |2020-01-04T13:27:04+00:00December 6th, 2019|Case of the Week - Blog, Polkey Deduction, Unfair Dismissal|

Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week was our November newsletter which had features on a film about the gig economy, political leaders being tribunal witnesses and Samantha Cameron’s unpaid internships. Before beginning this week’s update, a huge thank you to everyone who attended our seminar yesterday. We hope everyone [...]

Settlement Agreement

By |2020-01-25T11:50:21+00:00November 25th, 2019|

Settlement Agreements A settlement agreement is a contract that can bring to an end potential disputes and claims, such as claims for unfair dismissal or discrimination arising out of an employer’s decision to dismiss or terminate an employee’s contract. If you are an employer requiring advice and assistance with [...]

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Anthony v Dyson Ltd

By |2019-12-15T13:39:03+00:00September 13th, 2019|Constructive Dismissal|

Hello and welcome back to your case law update. Last week we had our monthly employment law update which had features on Dominic Cummings, Emma Watson launching a sexual harassment helpline and pet bereavement leave. Going back further, our previous case law update focused on calculating holiday pay. This week, we have two cases, one […]

Okedina v Chikale: Can a contract tainted by illegality prevent an employee from bringing an employment tribunal claim?

By |2019-12-30T11:30:27+00:00August 8th, 2019|Contract of Employment, Employee Advice, Illegality, Right to Work in the UK|

This case is about domestic workers and asks: Can a contract tainted by illegality prevent an employee from bringing an employment tribunal claim? Ms Okedina, the Respondent, was a Malawian national who lived and worked in the UK. Ms Chikale, the Claimant, had worked for the Respondent in Malawi looking after the Respondent’s parents. The […]