In this tribunal decision, the claimant argued that he was unfairly dismissed for taking appropriate steps to protect himself from serious and imminent danger.
In this tribunal decision, an employee's summary dismissal for a single, serious breach of health and safety rules was held to be fair and non-discriminatory.
In this employment tribunal decision, two employees successfully claimed unfair dismissal after they were dismissed for misuse of their employer's internet and email facilities.
This tribunal decision concerns an employee who was dismissed for sending allegedly inappropriate emails.
This employment tribunal decision centres on the claimant's misuse of his work internet and email, and his employer's decision to dismiss him on the basis that the misconduct led to a breakdown in trust and confidence.
In DLA Piper's case of the week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the case of an employee who was dismissed after testing positive for cannabis.
In DLA Piper's case of the week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered a case in which the employer was found to have fairly dismissed someone despite choosing not to follow the findings of an independent appeal panel.
Neil Window is a trainee solicitor, Heather Marsh, Carly Mather, Associate and David Rintoul are associate solicitors, and Catherine Barker is managing associate at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
In BS v Dundee City Council  IRLR 131 CS, the Court of Session found that a tribunal failed to address crucial questions in deciding whether or not an employee had been fairly dismissed for long-term absence and had been wrong to assume that the employee's length of service was a relevant consideration. Long service was relevant only insofar as it could lead to the inference that the employee was a good worker who would return to work as soon as possible.
In DLA Piper's case of the week, the Court of Session considered the relevance of length of service in an unfair dismissal claim to deciding how long to wait before dismissing someone because of incapability (ill health).
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the fairness of the reason for dismissal.