Employment law cases

All items: Constructive dismissal

  • Constructive dismissal tribunal round-up: Express and implied breaches

    19 May 2023

    We look at three recent employment tribunal decisions where the unfair constructive dismissal claim was successful because of mistakes made by the employer that breached the employment contract expressly or impliedly.

  • Social media misconduct: Employment tribunal round-up

    1 December 2022

    We look at three employment tribunal cases in which employers criticised or disciplined employees for their social media activities.

  • Dress codes: Employment tribunal round-up

    29 September 2022

    We look at three recent employment tribunal decisions concerning dress and jewellery codes that led to successful employment tribunal claims for religious discrimination and unfair constructive dismissal.

  • Age discrimination: Employment tribunal round-up

    26 August 2022

    We look at three employment tribunal cases in which employers were held to have discriminated against employees because their age was a factor in their dismissal.

  • Unfair constructive dismissal: Employment tribunal round-up

    7 June 2022

    We look at three recent employment tribunal decisions where the actions of the employer led to successful unfair constructive dismissal claims.

  • Mishandled flexible working requests: Case law round-up

    22 April 2022

    We look at three successful employment tribunal claims brought over the mishandling of flexible working requests. We also examine two Employment Appeal Tribunal decisions on getting agreement from the employee to extend the three-month decision period and the requirement for a single mother to be available to work late shifts.

  • Coronavirus: Constructive dismissal after remote working request denied

    19 February 2021

    In An Operations Coordinator v A Facilities Management Service Provider, the Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland found that a worker was constructively dismissed when she resigned after she raised concerns about safe working and her employer rejected her request to work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Constructive dismissal: Manager's practical joke breached contract

    18 February 2021

    In Hurley v East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, an employment tribunal held that the employee had been unfairly constructively dismissed and that the line manager's practical joke was, of itself, sufficient to amount to a fundamental breach of contract.

  • No award reduction for covertly recording disciplinary proceedings

    10 February 2021

    In Grant v Hunter Price International Ltd and another, an employment tribunal refused to reduce the claimant's award of £73,853 for pregnancy discrimination and constructive dismissal for covertly recording meetings during a discriminatory disciplinary procedure.

  • Constructive dismissal: Public "dressing down" entitled employee to resign

    24 March 2020

    In MacLean v Menzies Distribution Ltd, an employment tribunal found that the employer's public "dressing-down" of an employee via email entitled the employee to resign and successfully claim constructive dismissal.

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