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.
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.
What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments for employers this year.
Updated to reflect that the upper age limit for jury service increased from 70 to 75 on 1 December 2016.
Use this jury service workflow to deal with the legal and practical issues that arise when one of your employees is summoned to attend jury service.
Updated to include the new upper age limit for serving on a jury, effective from 1 December 2016.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to unfair dismissal.