The Court of Appeal has held that an employee's failure to take action to remedy a situation was a serious dereliction of his duty that amounted to gross misconduct.
Chris Cook is a partner and Keely Rushmore is a senior associate at SA Law. They round up the latest rulings.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the dismissal of an employee for physical violence was unfair because the employer failed to have regard to all the surrounding circumstances and the employee's exemplary disciplinary record over 42 years' service.
This tribunal decision concerns a long-serving employee who was dismissed for making derogatory comments about his colleagues and his employer that he had posted on Twitter up to three years previously.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the dismissal of a teacher for showing an 18-rated film to a class of vulnerable 15- and 16-year-olds amounted to unfavourable treatment arising from his disability and was not justified.
We discuss the key legislative developments affecting employers in 2017, including: gender pay gap reporting; the apprenticeship levy; public-sector exit payments and changes to statutory rates.
In Khan v Stripestar Ltd EAT/0022/15, the EAT held that an employment tribunal was entitled to find that a dismissal was fair despite a wholly defective and unfair initial disciplinary hearing, because the subsequent internal appeal cured the defects earlier in the process.
In this week's podcast, we predict the key cases for 2017. We explain why employment status in the gig economy will be a big talking point, and flag up a major equal pay case against a private-sector employer.
Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to termination of employment.