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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 October 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Malamatenios is partner at Colman Coyle solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.

  • Equal pay: Tribunal not obliged to stay equal pay claim for "transfer" to High Court

    Date:
    30 September 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley and others [2016] IRLR 709 CA, the Court of Appeal held that, although employment tribunals have the power to grant an indefinite stay of proceedings, there was no requirement for a tribunal to do so merely because the respondent wanted to have equal pay claims against it heard in the High Court rather than the tribunal.

  • Compensation uplift: Acas code of practice does not apply to ill-health dismissal involving no culpable conduct

    Date:
    24 September 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Holmes v Qinetiq Ltd [2016] IRLR 664 EAT, the EAT held the "Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures" has no application where an employer does not allege culpable conduct by an employee. Accordingly, no uplift to compensation under s.207A of TULR(C)A could be applied where the employee was unfairly dismissed on ill-health grounds.

  • Unfair dismissal awards 2015/16

    Type:
    Quick reference

    A table listing the unfair dismissal awards made by employment tribunals in 2015/16.

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