constructive dismissal

Senior fashion executive sues for pregnancy discrimination after she alleges forced resignation

March 12, 2013

A former senior executive at a major fashion label is suing her previous employer for discrimination and unfair dismissal after she resigned in 2011. Ms Kate Torpey commenced employment with Robson Webster Holdings – which owns the fashion labels Jigsaw and Kew – in 1997 as a financial control assistant. She was promoted to the […]

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Beware forcing employees to resign from their employment

March 11, 2013

Employers often wish to get rid of particular employees for a variety of reasons – misconduct on the part of the employee, a clash of personalities, or allegations of under-performance, for example. In dealing with these issues and attempting to maneuever the employee out of their employment, employer’s often suggest to the employee that it […]

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Christmas parties – “do’s” and “don’ts” for employers

December 24, 2012

Christmas is both an exciting time of the year and – unfortunately – a potentially problematic one. Employers can demonstrate their goodwill to their employees (and show off a little bit) by having lavish Christmas parties and entertaining their staff. However, Christmas parties (and the Christmas season in general) can also bring problems bubbling to […]

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