Updated to clarify the tax treatment of injury to feelings awards and to include a reference to Reading Borough Council v James and others, in which the EAT considered arrears of pay in equal pay awards.
Updated to include a reference to Scicluna v Zippy Stitch Ltd and others, in which the Court of Appeal referred to parties in a case agreeing the list of issues for determination.
In 1978, in British Home Stores v Burchell, the Employment Appeal Tribunal outlined several factors that should be considered when deciding whether dismissal for misconduct was fair or unfair. On its 40th anniversary, Fieldfisher's James Medhurst discusses why the case remains relevant today.
The Judicial Appointments Commission is to recruit 54 new judges in a bid to tackle a backlog of cases in the employment tribunal system.
Updated to include information on Mbubaegbu v Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in which the EAT held that a summary dismissal was fair despite no single act of gross misconduct; and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood, concerning the date when a notice period begins.
Updated to include information on Luton Borough Council v Haque, concerning the extension of time limits under the early conciliation process.
We have revised our model policies and documents on pay and benefits, training and development, mediation, stop and search of employees, and exit interviews and separation questionnaires to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is in force from 25 May 2018.
In University of Sunderland v Drossou, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that employer pension contributions should be included when calculating a "week's pay" under s.221(2) of the Employment Rights Act 1996.
Revised to reflect current practice around mediation and to take account of the General Data Protection Regulation, in force from 25 May 2018, including its impact on the law relating to this document.
Revised to reflect current practice around mediation.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment disputes.