Constructive Dismissal

Mr M Clifton v Maximus UK Services Ltd

Hello again and welcome back to our case of the week, where we look at a claim for unfair constructive dismissal. Those that missed last week's case regarding a disability and reasonable adjustments claim, can find it here. This week’s case is Mr M Clifton v Maximus UK Services Ltd. The Claimant was employed as a business [...]

Ms Nikki Gray v Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Hello again and welcome back to our case of the week. Last week we looked at a case that made the national news because of an offensive word being used during a racism awareness training session that resulted in dismissal. Those that missed it can find it here. This week we're looking at a disability [...]

Nixon v Ross Coates Solicitors and Another

Welcome all and thank you for joining us for another case of the week update. This week we'll be bringing the festive joy by looking at a 2010 case involving a Christmas party!.. And the dismissal that occurred shortly afterwards. For anyone that missed it, our last update looked at a case where an employee resigned [...]

The No.8 Partnership v Simmons

Hello, for any of those unfortunate enough to have missed last week's update, it can be found right here. in that update, we looked at a claim for harassment during anti-bullying week. Here, we are looking at a difficult to succeed constructive dismissal claim. The Claimant in this case, Maxine Simmons, worked as a Dental [...]

Davis v Ebury Partners UK Limited

Hello again and welcome back to our case of the week. As the weather is getting warmer and we get closer to our third bank holiday of the month we hope you are all doing well. Last time we were looking into how lay members of the tribunal have been recused on account of their [...]

Tracey v ACAS

For those of you that missed last week’s newsletter you can have a browse through it at your leisure here. In it we discussed how Gary Lineker’s tweets might have constituted a protected philosophical belief, the issues caused by a disgruntled ex-employee of Twitter and how daylight savings time can affect your health. Our last [...]

Ms S Flatman v Essex County Council

Hello and welcome to this week’s case of the week. This week we’re looking at constructive dismissal. Particularly, whether an employer can ‘remedy’ a fundamental breach of contract so to extinguish such a claim. Facts The Claimant was employed as a Learning Support Assistant in one of the Respondent’s schools. One of her duties was [...]

Mrs E Aylott v BPP University Limited

University Lecturer Called ‘mad as a box of frogs’ Claims Constructive Dismissal Introduction Hello all and welcome back to our weekly case law update. This week’s case looks at an employment law and HR lecturer who was awarded £168,000 for a constructive unfair dismissal and disability claim. Facts Mrs. E Aylott was employed by BPP [...]

Miss S Stretch v Ballymore Construction Services Ltd

Hello and welcome to PJH Law’s Case of the Week. This week, we look at the importance of ensuring that complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace are dealt with seriously. A failure by an employer to properly investigate allegations of sexual harassment could land them in hot water. Such behaviour is likely to breach [...]

The Legal Takeaways from Philip Rutnam’s Resignation Statement

3 Takeaways from Philip Rutnam’s resignation statement: “Shouting and swearing, belittling people, making unreasonable and repeated demands - behaviour that created fear” is likely to amount to bullying. Bullying by your manager is a breach of trust and confidence and grounds for constructive dismissal. Bullying, particularly a culture of bullying, could amount to a breach [...]

Retirement Security Ltd v Wilson

Last week we looked at redundancy and suitable alternative employment. This case concerns constructive dismissal and disciplinary procedures. The question this week is below, but really the case is a what-not-to-do during disciplinary investigations! Can an unreasonable disciplinary investigation amount to a breach of the implied term of trust and confidence? Retirement Security Ltd, the [...]

Anthony v Dyson Ltd

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 […]

By |2019-12-15T13:39:03+00:00September 13th, 2019|Constructive Dismissal|0 Comments

The Governing Body of Tywyn Primary School v Aplin

This week we are looking at sexual orientation discrimination and constructive dismissal. Those of you with good memories may remember we recently covered a race discrimination case that focused on the burden of proof for discrimination claims. In short, if the employee can establish a prima-facie case of discrimination, the burden of proof shifts onto […]

By |2019-12-23T17:53:22+00:00April 5th, 2019|Constructive Dismissal, Sexual Discrimination|0 Comments

Patel v Folkestone Nursing Home Ltd

Good morning and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week’s update focused on disability discrimination and ill-health retirement. This week we have two cases for you, on constructive dismissal and unfair dismissal. The question in this case is: Does failing to address a reason for dismissal at a successful disciplinary appeal amount […]

By |2019-12-24T17:26:42+00:00September 21st, 2018|Case of the Week - Blog, Constructive Dismissal|0 Comments