The European Court of Justice has suggested that it may be possible for employers to justify engaging an individual for more than four years on a succession of fixed-term contracts as he or she moves around to cover work for different absent employees.
Additional information on the law on express and implied contract terms for local authority employers, including politically restricted posts and national conditions of service. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on express and implied contract terms.
The Supreme Court has held that employees may not recover damages in civil courts for loss suffered as a result of a breach of their contract of employment in relation to the manner of their dismissal unless the loss can be said to precede and be independent of the dismissal.
A model letter making an offer of fixed-term employment.
In Kurumuth v NHS Trust North Middlesex University Hospital EAT/0524/10, the EAT upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that an employer was entitled to dismiss an employee when it was unable to obtain satisfactory evidence of her right to work in the UK.
This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers unfair dismissal.
The High Court has listed some of the factors that a court may take into account when determining whether or not a provision, for example a provision in a disciplinary procedure, is apt for incorporation into an employee's contract of employment.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the tribunal was wrong to uphold a wrongful dismissal claim where the employee was summarily dismissed for a persistent and deliberate refusal to comply with a reasonable management instruction.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to contracts of employment.