The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has remitted to an employment tribunal the issue of whether or not a Jamaican national with the "right of abode" was fairly dismissed after he did not provide the required documentation during his employer's audit of its workforce's right to work in the UK.
Special guest Jo Broadbent, who is a professional support lawyer with Hogan Lovells, joins us to discuss the rights that apply to pregnant employees and those on maternity leave in a redundancy situation, including the practical steps employers can take to avoid falling foul of the law.
A charity has called for greater legal protections for new mothers, claiming the Government has failed to act on the recommendations of the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into pregnancy and maternity discrimination.
A model contract clause for use in a service agreement to set out an executive director's obligations and rights on termination.
The Court of Appeal has held that a claimant cannot succeed in a whistleblowing unfair dismissal claim where the decision-maker was unaware of the protected disclosure at the time of the decision to dismiss.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that including details of previous non-disciplinary incidents in the investigation report did not make the dismissal unfair.
Updated with information on trends in supporting redundancy survivors.
The Government consults on new proposals to reform the Civil Service Compensation Scheme.
In O'Brien v Bolton St Catherine's Academy  IRLR 547 CA, the Court of Appeal held that the employer's decision to disregard new medical evidence and dismiss an employee on long-term sickness absence amounted to both discrimination arising from disability and unfair dismissal.
In this Spanish case, the Advocate General has suggested that a collective redundancy does not always qualify as an "exceptional case" permitting the dismissal of a pregnant worker.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to dismissal.