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Cases in brief: dismissal, waiver clauses and tribunal procedure

This report relates to 3 case(s)

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    Langley v Essex Rivers Healthcare Trust [2002] All ER (D) 230 (Feb) EAT (0 other reports)

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    Puncher v Bishop Grossteste College [2002] All ER (D) 298 (Jan) EAT (0 other reports)

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    Rothschild Asset Management Ltd v Ako [2002] IRLR 348 CA (3 other reports)

    • Cause of action estoppel: Reason for withdrawal relevant to question of estoppel

      Date:
      1 April 2002

      In Rothschild Asset Management Ltd v Ako, the Court of Appeal holds that cause of action estoppel did not arise to bar an employee commencing a further complaint of unfair dismissal and race discrimination when her previous application had been dismissed upon withdrawal in circumstances which were, in effect, a discontinuance of those previous proceedings rather than an abandonment of those earlier claims.

    • Case digest

      Date:
      1 April 2002

      Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of decisions on discrimination.

    • On appeal

      Date:
      26 March 2002

      Continuing our regular series on the implications of recent significant cases. Gareth Brahams, senior solicitor at Lewis Silkin, looks at the issues.

A round up of recent cases, covering pregnancy dismissals, waiver clauses in fixed-term contracts and tribunal procedure.

Pregnancy dismissals

An employee was not automatically unfairly dismissed for a reason connected with pregnancy (section 99 ERA) where her post-natal depression arose after the end of her maternity leave.