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UK: Disability-related discrimination - extra care needed when dismissing for misconduct

United Kingdom - February 17 2017 Employers should take extra care when disciplining a disabled employee for conduct which could be connected with the disability. In City of York...

Peter Frost, Jemima Coleman, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.


UK: Legislative development- Trade Union Act 2016

United Kingdom - February 17 2017 The majority of the Trade Union Act 2016 is to come into force on 1 March 2017, including the new ballot requirements, changes to the required notice...

Peter Frost, Jemima Coleman, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.


UK: Relocation on redundancy - mobility clause dismissal will be unfair if clause is too wide or operated unreasonably

United Kingdom - February 17 2017 The recent case of Kellogg Brown & Root v Fitton and Ewer serves as a reminder to employers relocating jobs on a redundancy: if they choose to...

Peter Frost, Jemima Coleman, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.


UK: Legislative developments - pregnancy and maternity discrimination

United Kingdom - February 17 2017 The Government has rejected the idea that pregnancy and maternity cases should have more favourable fee treatment, on the basis that the drop off in...

Peter Frost, Jemima Coleman, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.


UK: Discipline - gross negligence can be gross misconduct justifying dismissal without notice in some circumstances

United Kingdom - February 17 2017 Employers may be entitled to summarily dismiss an employee for a grossly negligent failure to act, for example where the employee is senior and fails...

Peter Frost, Jemima Coleman, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.