unfair dismissal

Lawyer reaches settlement in pregnancy discrimination Employment Tribunal claim

August 27, 2013

A female lawyer at a Truro-based law firm has settled her Employment Tribunal claim against her former employer after she alleged that she had been discriminated against and dismissed because of her gender. Ms Kate Baker, 33, started working for Follett Stock, a Truro-based law firm, in 2011 as a solicitor. However, the employment relationship […]

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Government reveals plans to reduce qualifying period for unfair dismissal for sacked army reservists

July 4, 2013

The Ministry of Defence today revealed plans to extend the current law on automatic unfair dismissals to cover sacked army reservists. The Government is currently undertaking a massive reorganisation of the United Kingdom’s armed forces, with a a proposal to reduce the current staffing levels of the army from 102,000 to 82,000. To compensate for […]

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Assessing the merits of an unfair dismissal claim in the Employment Tribunal

May 16, 2013

In this post we’re going to take a look at the merits of an unfair dismissal claim in the Employment Tribunal against an employer and what employers should look for in assessing a claim. This will involve an examination of the following: Is the claim in time? What did you dismiss the Claimant for? Was […]

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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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Worker succeeds in obtaining enforcement order against employer in High Court

February 12, 2013

This is Jersey reports that an employee has succeeded in obtaining an Order for enforcement against their former after the employer failed to pay an award for compensation from the Employment Tribunal. Mr Carratu instructed an unfair dismissal solicitor and succeeded in his unfair dismissal claim to the Employment Tribunal last year. He was awarded £19,000 for […]

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Closing your business and avoiding unfair dismissal claims

January 17, 2013

In the light of this recent news story about the success of a woman in her claim for unfair dismissal after the business she worked for was shut down we’re going to examine how businesses can potentially avoid liability in such claims if they close down. We’ll therefore look at the following issues: Why might […]

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Postman loses Employment Tribunal claim against unfair dismissal

January 16, 2013

A postman has lost his appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal against a finding of fair dismissal in his Employment Tribunal claim last year. The facts in McAfferty v Royal Mail Group Ltd Thomas McAfferty commenced employment with Royal Mail in 1991 and worked as a postman for the company for 19 years until his […]

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Employers can dismiss for theft of any item – no matter how small

January 7, 2013

In the recent Employment Tribunal case of Kaczor v Booker Ltd the Employment Tribunal determined that the theft of any item may warrant a dismissal – however harsh the decision to dismiss is. We’ll take a look in this post at the facts relating to Kaczor v Booker Ltd, the law relating to misconduct and […]

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An official of Scottish Borders Council sacked for prodding a female colleague goes to tribunal

December 4, 2012

A senior official at Scottish Borders Council was sacked from his £50,000-a-year job after he pushed a female colleague in the breast so hard that she was left bruised. Alan Hasson was dismissed in June 2010 as the head of community services after prodding the woman following a laden meeting. Community learning and development manager […]

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