The Supreme Court has held that the connection between an employee's immigration offences and the statutory civil wrong of discrimination is insufficiently close to prevent her from making a claim for pre-dismissal racial harassment.
In Prophet plc v Huggett  IRLR 797 CA, the Court of Appeal held that an unambiguous non-competition covenant was binding even though, because the drafting was poorly thought through, it was "toothless" and the employee was free to take up employment with a competitor.
The Court of Appeal has held that an employer was bound by the terms of a restrictive covenant in an employment contract that, on a literal reading, had the unintended result that an ex-employee was not restricted from working for a competitor.
Krishna Santra, Linda Quinn and Colin Makin are senior associates and Melissa Powys-Rodrigues and Dominic Speedie are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that, where an employee gives notice to terminate his or her contract of employment in excess of the contractual amount, the employee will be deemed to be offering additional performance of his or her contract, which will affirm the contract and undermine a claim for constructive dismissal.
In Vision Events (UK) Ltd v Paterson EAT/0015/13, the EAT in Scotland held by a majority that an employer was not obliged to pay an employee for accrued flexitime hours on termination as there had been no express term in the contract requiring payment and no such term could be implied.
Amanda Steadman is a professional support lawyer and Ed Gregory, Rosie Kight and Joanne Magill are associate solicitors at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
The Supreme Court has held that members of limited liability partnerships (LLPs) are "workers" for the purposes of whistleblowing legislation.
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