Unfair Dismissal and the Form of Misconduct

Unfair Dismissal and the Form of Misconduct In Quintiles Commercial v Barongo the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that misconduct does not have to be ‘gross’ for a dismissal without prior warnings to be fair. In this …

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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 has received Royal Assent. Full details will appear in supplemental Regulations. The Government has said it hopes to bring the legislation into …

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Working time Regulations and Rest Breaks

Working time Regulations and Rest Breaks In Crawford v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd UKEAT/0316/16, the EAT held that an employer is not entitled to add a number of short breaks together to meet the 20 minute …

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Fixed term Contracts and Unfair Dismissal

Fixed term Contracts and Unfair Dismissal In Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation Trust v Drzymala UKEAT/0063/17/BA, the EAT held that if an employer complies with the Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 (the …

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Surveillance Cameras and Privacy at Work

Surveillance Cameras and Privacy at Work In Lopez Ribalda & Ors v Spain, the European Court of Human Rights held that covert surveillance in the workplace did breach the employees concerned right to privacy (contained in …

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Perceived disability discrimination

Religious DiscriminationPerceived disability discrimination In Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey the EAT upheld a finding of disability discrimination by perception. It was found that if a non-disabled job applicant is rejected due to …

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Protected Conversations

ConversationProtected Conversations In Basra v BJSS Ltd the EAT held that, if the date of termination is in dispute, a tribunal can hear evidence about ‘protected conversations’ in an unfair dismissal case. …

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Surveillance Cameras and Privacy at Work

SurveillanceSurveillance Cameras and Privacy at Work In Antovic and Mirkovic v Montenegro the European Court of Human Rights held that video surveillance of lecture halls violated a professor’s right to privacy. In this case the Dean …

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Whistleblowing

Diplomatic ImmunityWhistleblowing In Parson v Airplus International Ltd the EAT decided that a disclosure would not be protected if the worker involved did not believe it was made in the public interest …

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Breaches of Data Protection and Vicarious Liability

Data protection - image of laptopBreaches of Data Protection and Vicarious Liability In various claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarkets plc it was held that an employer could be held vicariously liable for the criminal actions of one of its employees in the …

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