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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...

Jemima Coleman, Andrew Taggart, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.


UK: Legislative developments - tribunal fees

United Kingdom - February 17 2017 The Ministry of Justice has finally published its post-implementation review of the introduction of fees in the employment tribunals and EAT. The...

Jemima Coleman, Andrew Taggart, Anna Henderson, Christine Young.


UK: Legislative developments - dress codes

United Kingdom - February 17 2017 The House of Commons Petitions Committee and the Women and Equalities Committee have published a joint report calling for more effective remedies...

Jemima Coleman, Andrew Taggart, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.


UK: Disciplinary policies - employers should review provisions on expiry of warnings

United Kingdom - February 17 2017 Employers may wish to review their disciplinary and capability policies, in particular whether and when warnings are stated to expire and in what...

Jemima Coleman, Andrew Taggart, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.


UK: Jurisdiction - claims for EU-derived rights may only be brought in the UK if working within the EU

European Union, United Kingdom - February 17 2017 In Wittenberg v Sunset Personnel Services the EAT has reiterated its view, originally given in Hasan v Shell International (see our blog post), that...

Miles Bastick, Jemima Coleman, Andrew Taggart, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Christine Young.