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Employers cannot treat employees badly, even if they don’t respect their competence. Leeds United discovered this after their assistant manager, Nigel Gibbs, won a breach of contract case brought at the High Court. Gibbs had a fixed-term contract with the … More

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Paul Smith-Edmunds – Decemder 2016

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Season of Santa and settlement agreements

‘Tis in the season of goodwill that employers choose to fire employees. So legally, Christmas becomes the busiest time of year for employment lawyers. Employers tend to be the first to make resolutions on what they want to do in … More

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Christmas overtime refusal leads to dismissal

If you want to force your workers to do overtime over Christmas, the Employment Tribunal supports you…  A tribunal in November 2016 ruled that an employer fairly dismissed a worker when her refusal to do overtime over the Christmas period … More

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Uber end of road for consultants

Has Uber unwittingly crashed the car for all consultants… Consultants and employers who use them – don’t panic. The Uber decision, in the case of Aslam & others -V- Uber BV Central London Employment Tribunal 2016, has not driven a … More

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Legal expenses insurance the free secret weapon

Been dismissed at work? Think you can’t afford the legal costs to sue? Think again If you’ve been dismissed at work and the thought of mounting legal fees is putting you off from doing your best Rocky impression and fighting … More

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Worker dismissed for refusing a pay cut

Sacking workers for rejecting a pay cut could be fair if employers treat managers similarly, according to an appeal tribunal. Three Employment Appeal Tribunal members quashed an initial legal finding that supported a sacked worker’s claim. The members, led by … More

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Costs cutting can make indirect discrimination legal

Employers need not protect employees against indirect discrimination if it costs too much, according an appeal tribunal decision. A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that G4S Security Services Ltd was right to stop an employee regularly taking time off … More

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No facts race and sex accusations ditched by appeal judge

An appeal judge has thrown out race and sex discrimination claims because they had no evidence to support them. Justice Bean ruled that an Employment Tribunal should have struck out the claims because they could not succeed. But Justice Bean, … More

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Sickness sacking is valid without medical expertise

Managers in a rail company did not need extensive medical evidence to sack an employee for being too sick to work. Employment appeal judge, Lady Smith, said that an employer needed the same level of evidence normally used to sack … More

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