Unfair Dismissal

Plowright v Sky-in-Home Services Ltd

Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week was our monthly employment law update which had features on equal pay settlements at the BBC, parental bereavement leave and some of the cases to look out for in 2020. This week’s case is a first instance tribunal case. Whilst not binding precedent [...]

Jagex Ltd v McCambridge

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

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 [...]

Lighter Side of the News – Tile Supplier Sack Employee for Customer Service Row with Amanda Holden

This month there seems to have been an explosion of absurd incidents that have made the tabloids. As such we have four – yes four! – tales of hilarity, stupidity or sheer incredulity for you to end this month’s update. Our first such tale concerns an Appleby Tiles named Jack. Jack entered into a customer […]

By |2019-12-15T13:08:20+00:00October 25th, 2019|Lighter Side of the News, Unfair Dismissal|0 Comments

Harrison v Aryma Ltd

Greetings and welcome back to another weekly case law update. Last week we looked at harassment on several grounds including race, sex and sexual harassment. This week we are looking at settlement agreements and tribunal procedure regarding the admissibility of evidence. Long-time readers may remember the case of Bailey v Faithorn Farrell Timms LLP which […]

Lighter Side of the News – Sacked for Single Use Plastics

As always we round off with a tale of the unexpected. This month we have two such peculiar tales for you. Climate change protests ad Greta Thornburg have seldom been out of the news this month. People from all around the world have taken to the streets to show that climate change is a concern […]

By |2019-12-15T13:34:14+00:00September 27th, 2019|Lighter Side of the News, Unfair Dismissal|0 Comments

Phoenix House v Stockman

Our next case concerns tribunal procedure and awards. The questions in this case are: Can the Employment Tribunal reduce an award if the employee makes a covert recording? Can making a covert recording amount to gross misconduct? Ms Stockman, the Claimant, was a Russian national who worked for Phoenix House, the Respondent, a charity that […]

Social Media – Dismissed for Leaking News

It has been a while since we covered social media in a serious context in the update. Usually it is part of the lighter side of the news section due to the outrageous things that ended up being posted. In the past this has included sharing a rival butcher’s meat offer, tweeting about Donald Trump […]

Lighter Side of the News – Sacked for Sending Emoji

As usual we end with a tale of far-fetched woe from the depths of the tabloids. This month an employee for a bar in China was told to resign after responding to a request from her boss for documents in a work group chat with the okay thumb and finger emoji. Anyone who is a […]

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust v Jackson and Others

The question this week is: Does sending an important email to an email account that staff on maternity leave don’t access amount to an act of unfavourable treatment? Ms Jackson, was one of 18 Claimants who was made redundant by South West Yorkshire NHS, the Respondent, whilst off on maternity leave. As the Claimants were […]

Stefanko and others (appellants) v Maritime Hotel Ltd and another (respondents)

Good morning and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we looked at Employment Status. This week we delve into a case involving racial discrimination, unfair dismissal and failure to provide  statement of employment particulars. The questions this week are: Does the phrase “fuck off back to Poland” amount to race discrimination? […]

Braine & Ors v The National Gallery

Good morning and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Much of last month’s newsletter had employment status features on British Cycling and Hermes, this week’s case follows that well-trodden path to determine whether the Claimants were employees, workers or self-employed. Employees are anyone who is employed to do work under a contract of […]

Hargreaves v Manchester Grammar School

Hello and welcome back to the case of the week. Last week we looked at part-time working and less-favourable treatment, this week we are looking at unfair dismissal and disciplinary investigations. Most HR Practitioners will know that during any disciplinary process resulting with dismissal, the employer must form a reasonable opinion to dismiss following a […]

By |2019-12-23T19:58:25+00:00November 15th, 2018|Case of the Week - Blog, Unfair Dismissal|0 Comments