In Phoenix House Ltd v Stockman and another  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.
Updated to include information on Theedom v Nourish Trading Ltd (t/a CSP Recruitment) and another, concerning a High Court defamation action set within an employment context.
XpertHR Benchmarking research has found that most employers are happy with the way notice periods work at their organisation, balancing the needs of the employer with those of the individual.
David Malamatenios is partner at Colman Coyle solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.
We discuss the key legal developments affecting employers from October 2016 and beyond, including: changes to the national minimum wage rates; reforms to employment tribunals; public-sector exit payments and important case decisions to look out for.
The Government has confirmed it will proceed with additional limits to exit payments across the public sector, following on from plans to cap exit pay and to require repayment if exiting workers rejoin.
Updated to include information on the Government's response to its consultation on reforms to public-sector exit payments.
The law on final payments, including accrued salary and holiday pay, P45 obligations, and dealing with the return of property.
In Holmes v Qinetiq Ltd  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.
Updated to include information on PRA and FCA requirements for reporting any disciplinary action taken due to a breach of the conduct rules.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the end of employment.