From 1 February 2012, the maximum unfair dismissal compensatory award will increase to£72,300 (gross) from the current £68,400.00 (gross).
In the case of Wincanton PLC v Atkinson plus 1, the EAT reminded Tribunals not to lose sight of the crucial test for gross misconduct dismissals, where the facts were not in dispute. Here, the employee lorry drivers failed to renew their special dangerous load HGV driving licence. This licence was valid for 5 years, […]
It is relatively rare for an Employment Tribunal decision about polkey or contributory fault to be overturned by the EAT as these are normal highly factual judgments and the EAT can only intervene where there has been an error of law or a perverse decision. The EAT have overturned the Employment Tribunal’s decision to award a 100% […]
….despite what Abba may have you believe. In the case of Swallow Security Services Ltd and Millicent, the employer unrepresented at the Tribunal hearing may have been standing small, having lost an unfair dismissal case and had an award of £52k made against it -they were a fool, not playing by the rules. Mr Lewis, […]