CASE OF INDIRECT RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION

TEACHER WINS CASE OF INDIRECT RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST COUNCIL WHO DISMISSED HER FOR NOT LEAVING HER HUSBAND CONVICTED OF SEX OFFENCES UNFAIR DISMISSAL &?DISCRIMINATION ON GROUNDS OF RELIGIOUS BELIEF The Employment Appeal Tribunal finds in favour of the teacher who was dismissed based on the actions of her husband.

Trade Union Act 2016 ? in force from 1st March 2017

The Trade Union Act prohibits industrial action unless there has been a union ballot turnout of at least 50%. In important public services, including in the health, education, transport, border security and fire sectors, an additional threshold of 40% of support to take industrial action from all eligible members must be met for action to […]

MASSIVE FALL IN EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL CLAIMS

As widely expected when the controversial system of Employment Tribunal fees were introduced in July 2013, the number of claims being submitted by the public has dropped dramatically. Regarded by many as a tax on front-line justice, the fees mean that would-be claimants in unfair dismissal/discrimination claims have to find ?250.00 to even lodge their […]

COMMISSION IN HOLIDAY PAY APPEAL DISALLOWED

COMMISSION IN HOLIDAY PAY APPEAL DISALLOWED IN Lock v British Gas Big utility firm have application to appeal thrown out by the Supreme Court British Gas? holiday pay challenge in the now infamous case with huge implications is no more after the Supreme Court rejected it on 28th February 2017. Last autumn, the Court of […]

The Scope of Liability

CHRISTMAS PARTY ASSAULT ? EMPLOYER NOT LIABLE In law, an employer is vicariously liable for the actions of an employee where they are in the ?course or scope of employment? dependent upon the closeness of the connection between the employee in question and the circumstances of the event itself.

What is constructive dismissal and what to do about it?

In UK employment law, the concept of constructive dismissal is commonly explained? where an employee feels forced to leave their job due to their employer’s behaviour. This may be because the employer has made life very difficult, sometimes purposely which fundamentally breaches the contract. When this happens, the law treats the resignation as if it […]