Quayum v Firstsource Solutions (UK) Ltd

  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 [...]

By |2023-05-19T15:42:01+00:00April 24th, 2020|Breach of Contract, Case of the Week - Blog|0 Comments

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

Antuzis v DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd & Ors.

This week we are looking at Director’s personal liability. This is an issue we covered previously in the case of Timis & Sage v Osipov. That case found Directors could be liable for whistleblowing awards. In this case, the question is: Can Directors be liable for breaches of an employee’s contract of employment? Mr Antuzis […]

By |2019-12-30T11:32:33+00:00April 11th, 2019|Breach of Contract, Case of the Week - Blog|0 Comments

Brown & Anor v Neon Management Services Ltd & Anor

This week we are once again looking at covenants (groans) but this time through the lens of wrongful dismissal. The question this week is: Can an employer enforce post-termination restrictions against an employee who has been wrongfully dismissed? Can the length of a notice period affirm a breach of contract? The Claimants, Mr Brown, Ms […]

By |2019-12-30T11:33:17+00:00February 25th, 2019|Breach of Contract, Restictive Covenants|0 Comments

Scicluna v Zippy Stitch Ltd & Ors

Good morning and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we looked at unfair and wrongful dismissal, this week we have two cases. One will be looking at unlawful deductions from wages and the other is the Supreme Court ruling in the gig economy/employment status case of Pimlico Plumbers. Section 13 of […]

By |2019-12-30T11:47:21+00:00June 14th, 2018|Breach of Contract, Contract of Employment, Pay|0 Comments

Gibbs v Leeds United Football Club: Can a perceived demotion amount to breach of contract?

Welcome back, to your weekly case law update. Last week we had three cases for you covering Early Conciliation, sexual orientation discrimination and gross misconduct. We also had a piece on the recent British cycling allegations concerning discrimination and harassment. Today’s question: Can a perceived demotion amount to breach of contract? This week’s case is […]

By |2024-04-11T13:36:30+00:00May 13th, 2016|Breach of Contract, Constructive Dismissal|0 Comments

Chelsea FC medical staff – Eva Carneiro – Demotion and breach of contract

Even those of you that aren’t fans of football may have heard the excuse Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho gave for drawing to Swansea.  He believed his medical staff were impulsive, naïve and did not understand football. The backlash from such an unforgiving and public telling off has been critical. Whilst others have been placing bets […]

Employment Tribunal Claims

Employment Tribunal Claims soared by 56% in 2009/10 over 2008/9 figures according to statistics from the Tribunal Service. Actions brought by multiple claimants saw the biggest rise at 90% which had the largest impact on the total claims in the system.  These are typically the sort of claims brought by unions such as multiple equal […]

National Minumum Wage – Breach of Contract or Deduction from Wages?

  The EAT have held in BLACKFORD FARMS LTD v MR C MULQUEENEY that a failure to pay the NMW can be brought as a breach of contract claim or as a deduction from wages claim. This confirms that employers’ liability for such claims could date back as far as 6 years rather than the three […]