Category Archives: Unfair Dismissal

Will the new Health and Work Service help or hinder business?

The idea behind the new Health and Work Service is that it will save employers money by helping sick employees get back to work. The truth, as ever, is rather more complicated than that. The new service is reported by … Continue reading

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Why the Apprentice Lost

The decision in English v Amshold Group Ltd is out and you can read the whole thing here: This is the case in which former Apprentice winner Stella English sued for constructive dismissal. I blogged here how it was difficult … Continue reading

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The Apprentice and the Employment Tribunal

I quite enjoy watching The Apprentice, but I find it best to think of it as a work of fiction put together by editing footage of actual events. Clearly situations are engineered by producers in order to generate conflict and … Continue reading

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Facebook, Gay Marriage and Religion (but that’s not the interesting bit)

Employers often worry about the negative publicity associated with an Employment Tribunal case – often needlessly. It is unlikely that the nation’s press will choose to highlight a failure to follow a fair disciplinary procedure, or a redundancy decision where … Continue reading

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Trading rights for shares – the latest big idea

So the latest Government proposal on employment law is to create a brand-new employment status of  ‘owner-employee’ – someone who has fewer employment rights than other employees but who has been given a bunch of shares to make up for … Continue reading

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The Case of the Generous McFlurry

Ask most normal people whether an employee should be sacked for one incident in which she put slightly too many sprinkles on a McFlurry and the most common answer will surely be ‘of course not’. It seems obvious that a … Continue reading

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