In DLA Piper's latest case report, the Court of Appeal considered the familiar question of when an employment tribunal can find an employer's misconduct dismissal to be unfair, and in what circumstances that finding can be successfully challenged on appeal.
David Rintoul, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates, and John Bracken and Nancy Goldman-Edwards are trainee solicitors at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
A table listing the unfair dismissal awards made by employment tribunals in 2014/15.
An employment tribunal has rejected the unfair dismissal claim of an employee who was caught making a public appearance as a medium while on sick leave.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a dismissal will be unfair if the decision to dismiss an employee is improperly influenced by the HR department. The EAT explained the role of HR in disciplinary proceedings.
On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we discuss misconduct dismissals and the process that employers should follow.
On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we look at heat-of-the-moment dismissals, including ambiguous words or behaviour on the part of the employer or employee.
An employment tribunal has held that a manager's angry words during an argument to an employee to "not bother coming back on Monday" constituted a dismissal.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that procedural defects in an employee's dismissal for allegedly bullying a colleague who "unfriended" her on Facebook could be cured during the appeal stage.
In the first Scottish appellate decision on Facebook misconduct, the EAT has held that ordinary principles of law apply. The EAT held that the employment tribunal had erred in law and substituted its own views for those of the employer.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to dismissal.