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Was an employer justified in looking back over previous instances of disciplinary and safety issues in considering whether to dismiss for gross misconduct? Mrs Pillar was a nurse employed by NHS Scotland, working on a 24-hour telephone service which...
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Are separate ACAS early conciliation certificates required against separate respondents? Early conciliation certificate can name two respondents and still be used to allow a claimant to pursue a claim against both parties.  Mr de Mota was engaged by...
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ECJ backs right of employees of Ryanair to bring claims in their habitual country of work.   In the joined cases of Nogueira and Osacar, the ECJ has clarified that Ryanair was not able to rely on a standard jurisdiction clause contained within its...
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It looks likely that a new set of parental rights will soon become law, with the recent publication of the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill. If the Bill passes through all the required stages, regulations will be introduced to give certain rights to...
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Employer not required to allow employee to relocate to the Philippines on UK terms under TUPE. The Claimant was employed by Xerox in the accountancy department in Wakefield.  The work of the accountancy department was offshored to Xerox in Manila. It...
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The EAT has confirmed that a claimant in a discrimination claim does not have to bear an initial burden of proof that discrimination has occurred.  Rather, a tribunal should consider evidence presented from all sources to assess whether discrimination...
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The High Court finds that employees should only be suspended if there is no reasonable alternative. The High Court has allowed an appeal by an employee who claimed that her suspension by her employer was a breach of contract In Agoreyo v London Borough of...
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The ECHR reconsiders its previous decision on monitoring workers’ emails In the case of Barbulescu v Romania in 2016, the Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights decided that a Romanian employer who banned personal use of the work email system,...
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The CoA has held that a non-competition post-termination restriction was unenforceable because it prevented the employee from being a minority shareholder, despite the fact that she was working for a competitor and had no intention of becoming a shareholder....
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The EAT has confirmed that two non-executive directors were personally liable for losses amounting to £1.7m arising from the dismissal of the company’s former CEO.   Mr Osipov was the CEO of International Petroleum Limited.  Shortly...
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