We round up three recent employment tribunal awards for discrimination arising from disability under the Equality Act 2010. The compensation awarded in these three cases totals over £25,000.
In DLA Piper's latest case report, the High Court awarded damages of £30,000 and gave an injunction to a company after a former employee breached restrictive covenants by using a combination of customer contact details and information from purchase logs acquired during his employment to poach customers.
An employment tribunal has awarded a claimant damages for breach of contract where he verbally accepted a job offer made by the employment agency acting for the employer, and the employer subsequently withdrew the offer.
The High Court held that the presence of commercial exit discussions between a football club and an assistant manager during which he stated that he was prepared to leave did not prevent the club from committing breach of contract. Gurpreet Duhra and Germaine Cowen-Machin explain this employment case, in which the High Court made an award of more than £330,000.
David Malamatenios is partner at Colman Coyle Solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the "Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures" does not apply to dismissals for some other substantial reason (SOSR) due to a breakdown in working relationships.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the "Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures" does not extend to dismissals on the ground of ill health.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that the employment tribunal has no power to stay proceedings indefinitely for the purpose of compelling the claimants to bring a new action in the High Court.
In this unusual case, an employment tribunal struck out four claimants' cases and ordered them to pay £17,371 each in costs after the respondent NHS trust's chief executive and lawyers were sent a covert recording of the trust receiving legal advice.
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