Summary dismissal

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  • Dismiss an employee for gross misconduct

    Type:
    Tasks

  • Pay in lieu of notice: PILON due despite gross misconduct discovered after dismissal

    Date:
    6 November 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Cavenagh v William Evans Ltd [2012] IRLR 679 CA, the Court of Appeal held that an employer that elected to terminate a contract of employment by making explicit use of an express pay in lieu of notice clause could not avoid the obligation to make the payment in lieu of notice by relying on prior misconduct by the employee that was not noticed until after the dismissal.

  • Date:
    28 August 2012
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Martha Arnold of Osborne Clarke concludes a series of articles on employment law myths with a look at some myths around dismissal.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 June 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    Helen Samuel, associate solicitor and Anna Bridges, associate solicitor, at Addleshaw Goddard, detail the latest rulings.

  • Do employers have the right to dismiss employees without notice?

    Type:
    FAQs

  • How to handle gross misconduct dismissals

    Type:
    How to

    Practical guidance on handling gross misconduct dismissals, including which offences amount to gross misconduct; suspension during investigation; criminal proceedings; and the disciplinary hearing.

  • Dismissal: Expired disciplinary warnings do not have to be ignored for all purposes

    Date:
    9 May 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Airbus UK Ltd v Webb [2008] IRLR 309, the Court of Appeal held that Diosynth Ltd v Thomson did not establish a rule of law that spent warnings must be ignored for all purposes. On the facts, where a spent warning was not part of the reason for the dismissal, but the basis for the employer's refusal to exercise leniency in respect of later gross misconduct, neither Diosynth nor the wording of s.98 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 rendered the dismissal necessarily unfair.

  • Case of the week: Varying contracts of employment

    Date:
    1 April 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers varying contracts of employment.

  • Statutory dispute resolution procedures: Modified procedure did not apply

    Date:
    11 February 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    In O'Neil v Wooldridge Ecotech Ltd EAT/0282/07, the EAT held that, where an employee was dismissed the day after alleged misconduct on his part, the modified dismissal and disciplinary procedure did not apply.

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 December 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Tina McKevitt, lecturer in employment law at University of Sheffield, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

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