Claire Benson is managing associate and Helen Corbett, Sinead Jones, Helen Ward and Tori O'Neil are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers costs.
Rebekah Martin, Carly Mather, Kate Edminson and James Buckley, all associates at Addleshaw Goddard, detail the latest rulings.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that, in the context of costs applications, it is unreasonable behaviour for a claimant to pursue an unfair dismissal claim purely for the purpose of obtaining a declaration that he or she was unfairly dismissed.
This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering tribunal costs orders.
In Cavendish v Greater Manchester (South) Ltd (t/a Stagecoach Manchester), the Court of Appeal holds that the employment tribunal was correct to find that the employee - a bus driver who had made protected disclosures about health and safety - had been unfairly dismissed, but not automatically unfairly dismissed by reason of those disclosures.
In Milne v The Link Asset and Security Co Ltd, the EAT holds the employment tribunal was correct to find, in rejecting a constructive unfair dismissal claim, that there had been no fundamental breach of the employee's contract as a result of his suspension and the way disciplinary proceedings had been conducted. The employee had resigned for other reasons.
The Court of Appeal has issued a warning to employment tribunals not to be too hasty to issue costs warnings to people who bring unfair dismissal claims.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to tribunal costs.