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Date Upcoming change 07-Mar-17 FCA and PRA final rules on regulatory references in financial services sector come into force Mar-17 Court of Appeal scheduled to hear Unison’s application to appeal to the Supreme Court...
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Mr Edwards, a car salesman, was dismissed in November 2014 for gross misconduct. When the employer made its decision, it took into account an existing final written warning for misconduct on his file.  Both instances of misconduct related to paperwork...
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An NHS trust dismissed Mrs Farren (a nurse working in A&E) in October 2014 after an incident in May of that year in which she had administered drugs to distressed family members of a patient. She had not followed the trust’s policy for medicines...
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Following the Uber judgment late last year, 2017 opens with more implications for the “gig economy” – the handle given to the increasingly popular working arrangement whereby people work on a job-by-job basis, often facilitated by...
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Following a company Christmas party a number of the employees had further drinks in the bar of the hotel they were staying at.  Things got a bit heated at the ‘after party’ and the Managing Director punched an employee twice, resulting in...
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The BBC gave Mr Bandara a final written warning in November 2013. Shortly afterwards, the BBC dismissed Mr Bandara for gross misconduct following a separate bullying allegation. In doing so, the BBC took the final written warning into account. Mr Bandara...
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The EAT held in Thomas v BNP Paribas Real Estate UKEAT/0134/16 that a ‘perfunctory and insensitive’ redundancy consultation may result in a finding of unfair dismissal. Mr Thomas, who had over 40 years’ service, was addressed by the wrong...
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The EAT has held that the ET has jurisdiction to overturn a settlement agreement if the individual lacked mental capacity at the time the agreement was entered into in Glasgow City Council v Dahhan UKEAT/0024/15. Mr Dahhan settled his discrimination claims...
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A male employee has been awarded almost £30,000 for sex discrimination after his employer refused to pay him the same rate as female employees during shared parental leave. The case is a timely reminder to employers to review the terms of their...
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Asda may well turn out to be falling foul of its marketing strapline as thousands of female employees have now secured the right to lodge the UK’s largest private sector equal pay claim. Back in June of this year, the Court of Appeal confirmed that...
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