Updated to reflect that the Supreme Court has granted Ms Tomlinson-Blake, supported by Unison, leave to appeal the Court of Appeal's decision in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake.
The Government has announced plans to change the way breaks in employment are treated, which could have a greater impact for local government than for employers in the private sector, due to the operation of the modification order.
Tesco is to be sued for unfair dismissal by a former executive who last month was cleared of false accounting and fraud at the retail giant.
Pregnant women and new mothers returning to work after having children are to receive greater protection from being treated unfairly, under new proposals set out by the government.
The Government consults on proposals to extend the period of protection against redundancy for pregnant women and new parents on return to work.
With the Court of Appeal due to hear the appeal against the High Court decision in Agoreyo that the suspension of a teacher was a repudiatory breach of contract, consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the issue of suspension when it relates to safeguarding concerns.
As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what were the 10 most important judgments in 2018 that every employer should know about?
In Asda Stores Ltd v Raymond, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the tribunal decision that the employer's failure to conduct a reasonable investigation and to take reasonable care during the disciplinary process made the employee's dismissal unfair. The EAT also upheld the tribunal's ruling that his dismissal arose from his disability.
Updated to include information on Awan v ICTS (UK) Ltd, in which the EAT held that an implied term prevented the dismissal of an employee with long-term disability cover.
Updated to include additional information on the risks of dismissing employees who are entitled to receive payments under a permanent health insurance scheme.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to dismissal.