In DLA Piper's latest case report, Robinson v Fairhill Medical Practice, the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered the effective date of termination in a case in which the claimant was informed of her dismissal by her solicitor the day before she received the formal dismissal letter from her employer.
In Abdulla and others v Birmingham City Council  IRLR 38 SC, the Supreme Court held that the civil courts may not strike out an equal pay claim as being more conveniently disposed of by the employment tribunal when the claim cannot be pursued there because it is out of time.
David Malamatenios is a partner and Colin Makin, Sandra Martins, Melissa Powys- Rodrigues and Linda Quinn are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
The Supreme Court has held that civil courts should retain their discretion when deciding whether or not to strike out equal pay claims that are time-barred from being heard in the employment tribunal.
Georgina Kyriacou and David Malamatenios are partners and Sandra Martins, Colin Makin and Krishna Santra are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
The Court of Appeal has held that civil courts should not strike out equal pay claims that are time-barred from the employment tribunal unless the claimant's reasons for failing to bring the claim in the tribunal amount to an abuse of process.
This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers the time limit for claiming unfair dismissal.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment tribunal and court time limits.