In Patel v Folkestone Nursing Home Ltd, the Court of Appeal held that, by failing to deal with the more serious allegation in the appeal letter, the employer had breached the implied duty to maintain trust and confidence in the employment relationship.
In Talon Engineering Ltd v Smith, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employer's refusal to postpone a disciplinary hearing for two weeks to allow the employee's union official to accompany her made her dismissal unfair.
A nurse who set himself on fire and died after being dismissed from his job was "treated unfairly", according to an independent investigation.
In Patel v Folkestone Nursing Home Ltd, the Court of Appeal held that the effect of a contractual right of appeal against dismissal is that a successful appeal revives the contract and extinguishes the original dismissal.
Updated to include information on City of York Council v Grosset, in which the Court of Appeal confirmed that a dismissal which is in breach of the Equality Act 2010 may still be a fair dismissal.
Almost 350 apprentices employed by collapsed construction giant Carillion will be made redundant after alternative jobs for them were not found.
A deal that would have saved 28 of 59 House of Fraser stores has broken down.
Updated to include information on Afzal v East London Pizza Ltd t/a Dominos Pizza, concerning the right of appeal against dismissal following the employee's failure to produce evidence of his right to work.
In Bluebird Buses Ltd v Borowicki, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld an employment tribunal's findings of unfair and wrongful dismissal in relation to a bus driver whose bus became stranded after he drove it into a patch of flooded road.
In Lancaster & Duke Ltd v Wileman, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employee who was dismissed for gross misconduct could not extend her length of service by the statutory minimum notice period to allow her to qualify to bring a claim of unfair dismissal.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to dismissal.