Updated to reflect the increase in compensation limits in cases of unfair dismissal, effective from 6 April 2019.
In Wilko Retail Ltd v Gaskell and another, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employment tribunal applied the wrong approach when assessing the reasonableness of the employer's decision to dismiss two employees for breaching its signing in and out policy.
In Elliott v RMS Cash Solutions Ltd, a Northern Ireland tribunal held that a cash transit firm fairly dismissed an employee whose Snapchat posts revealed a colleague's personal details. The posts increased the risk of "tiger kidnapping", which involves staff or their families being kidnapped to force staff to help commit a crime.
Chelsea supporter Colin Wing recently lost his job in connection to alleged racist abuse he made against Manchester City player Raheem Sterling. What legal routes are available to employers who have to deal with misconduct by staff outside work? Harry Abrams from Seddons explains.
Six Ryanair cabin crew were dismissed by the airline this week for "breach of trust" after a photograph was circulated on social media showing the employees apparently asleep on the floor at an airport crew room.
In Dibble v Falzon and Falzon t/a The Anne Arms, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that there were fundamental flaws in a tribunal decision that a pub worker was fairly dismissed over CCTV footage of her taking money out of a bar till.
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.
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.
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 misconduct dismissals.