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  • Type A and type B tribunal claims

    Type:
    Quick reference

    Revised to take into account the abolition of employment tribunal fees as a result of the Supreme Court's decision in R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 February 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.

  • Agency workers: calculating compensation when hirer liable for breach

    Date:
    24 January 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed the correct approach that tribunals should follow when calculating compensation for an infringement of reg.5(1) of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.

  • Consultation on reform of employment tribunals and the EAT

    Type:
    Consultations

    The Government consults on proposals to reform employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

  • Protected conversations: improper behaviour leads to constructive dismissal

    Date:
    2 December 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the circumstances surrounding a protected conversation made dismissal appear a foregone conclusion and amounted to a fundamental breach of contract.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 November 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

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

  • Libel: Email stating employee dismissed for gross misconduct not libellous

    Date:
    1 November 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Theedom v Nourish Trading Ltd (t/a CSP Recruitment) and another [2016] IRLR 866 HC, the High Court dismissed an employee's libel claim in respect of emails sent by his employer about his misconduct.

  • Sexual harassment award: £14,000 for injury to feelings not excessive

    Date:
    27 October 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld an employment tribunal decision to award £14,000 for injury to feelings after a young lawyer was subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace and forced out of her job. Zoe Lomax, employment associate at DLA Piper, examines the decision including the level of compensation dictated by the Vento bands.

  • Unfair dismissal: Uplift in compensation under Acas code not applicable in "some other substantial reason" case

    Date:
    24 October 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Phoenix House Ltd v Stockman and another [2016] IRLR 848 EAT, the EAT held that, while the "Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures" did have some application to elements of a "some other substantial reason" dismissal, it was not appropriate to apply the uplift in compensation for unfair dismissal in such a case.

  • Sex discrimination: £28,321 award over Network Rail's policy on enhanced shared parental pay

    Date:
    5 October 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    An employment tribunal in Scotland has awarded £28,321 to a Network Rail employee over his employer's policy of giving a period of full pay to mothers and primary adopters on shared parental leave, but paying only statutory shared parental pay to partners and secondary adopters.

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