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  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 June 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    Chris Cook is partner and Keely Rushmore senior associate at SA Law. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Holiday pay: EAT confirms limit on unlawful deductions claims

    Date:
    17 May 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has refused to interfere with the earlier EAT decision limiting the potential for claims for historical non-payment of holiday pay.

  • Court of Appeal overturns strike out of doctor's whistleblowing claim against Health Education England

    Date:
    11 May 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Court of Appeal has held that the employment tribunal incorrectly struck out the appellant's claim against Health Education England (HEE). The Court remitted the claim to a fresh tribunal to decide, as a preliminary issue, if the appellant was a worker in relation to HEE under the whistleblowing provisions of the Employment Rights Act 1996.

  • Right to be accompanied: £2 award after employer turns down employee's chosen companion

    Date:
    20 April 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    An employment tribunal has held that the employer breached the claimant's right to be accompanied when it refused to allow his chosen companions, trade union representatives, to accompany him at a disciplinary appeal hearing. However, it awarded compensation of £2 only, on the basis that the employer had understandable reasons for the refusal.

  • Darren Newman's podcast: Polkey v AE Dayton Services Ltd

    Date:
    19 April 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    In this podcast, XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman casts light on Polkey v AE Dayton Services Ltd, which established the Polkey principle in cases of unfair dismissal.

  • Breach of contract: £25,000 award for apprentice whose apprenticeship ended early

    Date:
    3 April 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    An employment tribunal has awarded £25,000 for breach of contract to an apprentice whose contract of apprenticeship, which was due to run for four years, was terminated after less than two years.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 April 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    Chris Cook is a partner and Keely Rushmore is a senior associate at SA Law. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Breach of contract: nominal damages for misuse of confidential information

    Date:
    6 March 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    The High Court has held that two ex-employees breached their contracts of employment by misusing confidential information belonging to their former employer's business. However, the High Court found that the employer had not suffered any financial loss and that it was entitled to only nominal damages of £1 from each employee.

  • Pre-termination negotiations: Employer's improper conduct meant offer was not a protected conversation

    Date:
    1 March 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Lenlyn UK Ltd v Kular EAT/0108/16, the EAT held that an employer's offer to an employee of a settlement agreement did not constitute a "protected conversation" because the employer had acted improperly in all the circumstances, and in doing so had also breached trust and confidence.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    Limits applying to various tribunal awards and other amounts payable under employment legislation increase.

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