Lowri Beck Services Ltd v Brophy – Appeal

The question this week is: Can a misunderstood termination date justify an extension of a Claimant’s limitation date? Is it sensible to appeal a decision on the above to the Court of Appeal? Lowri Beck Services Ltd v Brophy Mr Brophy, the Claimant, was dismissed by Lowri Beck Services, the Respondent, over the telephone on [...]

Lowri Beck Services Ltd v Brophy

This week we are looking at tribunal procedure and limitation dates. The case is actually one we have covered when it was a mere Employment Tribunal claim, since then the employer has appealed the decision in both the EAT and Court of Appeal. Limitation dates are the final date a Claimant has to commence ACAS [...]

Chelmsford Unisex Hair Salon Ltd v Grunwell

There is no question this week but this case serves as a classic example of way an ostrich approach to Tribunal defences is not a good strategy. Ms Grunwell, the Claimant, bought claims for unpaid holiday and maternity discrimination against Chelmsford Unisex Hair Salon, the Respondent. Her claim alleged she was dismissed by the Respondent [...]

The Supreme Court has decided what liability is owed by an employer for an employee breaching the Data Protection Act in committing a criminal act.

Well like most supermarkets Morrisons will be busy, their tills will be ringing with the sound of hoarded toilet roll, rare as anything liquid hand gel and scarce as hen’s teeth, plain flour. Today the Supreme Court held that Morrisons are not vicariously liable for the criminal act of a payroll manager who sold Morrisons [...]

Tribunal News – ET Judgments Now Available Online

Tribunal judgments are now available online. Prior to this, only EAT judgments and higher courts had the full judgments available online. Previously, to obtain ET Judgments, you used to have to go to either Bury St Edmonds or Glasgow to get a hard copy. This will have two major repercussions for employers looking to defend […]

By |2019-12-28T13:21:43+00:00February 24th, 2017|PJH & Industry News, Tribunal Judgments|0 Comments

Lόpez v Servicio Madrileño de Salud – Is an employer offering repeated fixed term contracts instead of a permanent contract in contravention with EU Law?

Good morning and welcome back to your weekly Case Law Update. Last week we looked at vicarious liability, Christmas parties and mitigation of losses. This week we will be looking at fixed term contracts. To mix things up, today’s case is a European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgment. The ECJ decides cases bought by individuals […]

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Harrold: Can a serial litigator be prevented from making future claims?

Welcome back to Case of the Week. Last week we looked at constructive dismissal and this week we have two cases for you. The first concerns serial litigators, a very rare topic since the introduction of court fees and the second is about religion/belief discrimination. The question from this case is: Can a serial litigator be prevented […]

Kedziora v Servest Group Ltd – Courts attitude to litigants in person

This is a rare example, in terms of case law at least, of sexual orientation discrimination. It is also an example of the court’s attitude towards litigants in person. Mr Kedziora, the Claimant worked as a cleaner for Servest Group, the Respondent, who provide cleaning services for numerous companies. The Claimant is gay and had […]

GAME v Laws

The question this week is Are employee’s personal social media accounts capable of bringing an employer’s reputation into disrepute? This is the first EAT case involving Twitter. The Respondent, GAME, has over 300 stores in the UK. Mr Laws, the Claimant, was employed as a risk and loss prevention investigator and was in charge of […]

Admissibility of Without Prejudice Negotiations

This case at the EAT held an Employment Tribunal was wrong to consider evidence of discussions during without prejudice negotiations and reduce the employee’s award on the basis that if they hadn’t been unfairly dismissed, a compromise agreement might have been reached which would have terminated the employee’s employment in any event. Although not a […]

Sex discrimination – jurisdiction and applicable law

The EAT case of Ms Denise Simpson v Intralinks possibly stands as the first jurisdictional claim to be determined in respect of sex discrimination and/or equal pay where a choice of law clause exists in the contract. Ms Simpson’s contract of employment stated that applicable law would be German law and the place of jurisdiction […]

By |2019-12-29T18:18:08+00:00June 18th, 2012|Sexual Discrimination, Tribunal Judgments|0 Comments

Spooks …..

may no longer be on our screens but the actions of GCHQ are under scrutiny in Tribunal as an employee brings a claim for race discrimiantion – as reported in yesterday’s Telegraph.  It will be interesting to see whether there will be reporting restrictions on some or all of the proceedings if any confidential matters […]

By |2019-12-29T18:19:34+00:00April 23rd, 2012|Tribunal Judgments, Tribunal Procedures|0 Comments

Employment Tribunal Judgments

We have all observed the Tribunal service to be busy recently, with decisions about applications often taking some time to be made and cases being cancelled at short notice because of insufficient judges being available to hear the number of listed cases remaining in the list. This case beats any case I have been involved in for […]

By |2019-12-29T18:29:53+00:00September 7th, 2011|Tribunal Judgments, Tribunal Procedures|0 Comments

Out of time claims

Judge McMullen refers to the case of The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v Mr C Rixon as taking on a narrow point about an ‘arcane aspect’ of Employment Tribunal procedure. That alone is enough reason to dig deeper ……… Mr Rixon was a serving police officer granted anonymity at the Stockwell Tube inquest.  […]

By |2019-12-29T18:43:11+00:00April 26th, 2010|Tribunal Judgments, Tribunal Procedures|0 Comments