Updated to include information on Bandara v British Broadcasting Corporation, in which the EAT considered the weight that employers should attach to manifestly inappropriate warnings when considering dismissal.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employment tribunal failed to consider whether or not the "perfunctory" and "insensitive" nature of a long-serving employee's redundancy consultation made his dismissal unfair.
Victoria Bell is managing associate and Gerri Hurst, Carly Mather and Andrew Nealey are associates and Eleanor Cittern is a trainee solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard LLP.
David Malamatenios is a partner and Colin Makin, Linda Quinn, Krishna Santra and Sandra Martins are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
Victoria Bell is a managing associate and Chris McAvoy, Poppy Fildes, Rosie Kight and Helen Samuel are associate solicitors at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
The employment tribunal held that the employer discriminated against the claimant on the ground of age by making him redundant because he was close to retirement. The tribunal drew an inference of age bias against the claimant from workplace banter related to age, including colleagues nicknaming him "Yoda".
Carly Mather, Lydia Newman and Amy Ross-Sercombe are associates and Amanda Steadman is a professional support lawyer at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
A table summarising the potentially fair reasons for dismissal.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that, where the employer put an employee into a redundancy "pool of one" and did not consider the possibility of putting a wider pool of employees at risk of redundancy, the employment tribunal did not properly consider whether or not restricting the pool to one fell within the "range of reasonable responses".
In Capita Hartshead Ltd v Byard EAT/0445/11, the EAT held that the employer's failure to include in a redundancy selection pool employees doing similar work to the dismissed employee rendered her dismissal for redundancy unfair.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to dismissals where the reason for the dismissal is that the employee was redundant.