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Employer could terminate for failure to follow reasonable instructions

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 9 2010

The Court of Appeal has held that an employee's failure to follow instructions and report a significant risk issue undermined trust and confidence to such an extent that the employer was entitled to terminate the employee's employment without notice (Dunn v AAH Ltd

Meaning of "occupied premises" for purposes of car pool tax exemption

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 10 2010

Providing a company car to an employee is treated as a taxable benefit but there is an exemption to the general rule where the car provided by the employer is used as a "pool car"

Equal pay and "piggyback" claims

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 10 2009

In McAvoy v South Tyneside Borough Council, female employees of three local councils who worked in predominantly female jobs brought equal pay claims under the Equal Pay Act 1970 (EqPA) arguing that their work was of equal value to men working in predominantly male jobs but who received extra bonuses

Employer faces jail for perjury in the tribunal

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 10 2009

In a warning shot to anyone tempted to be overly creative in the discovery of documents or to avoid the truth in order to bolster their defence to a claim, an individual has been sentenced to 4 months in prison for perverting the course of justice during employment tribunal proceedings

Date of resignation cannot be backdated

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 8 2010

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has, in the case of Heaven v Whitbread Group plc, provided guidance on how the effective date of termination (EDT) of employment should be determined

When is an employer exempt from the duty to make reasonable adjustments?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 10 2009

The DDA provides that an employer is not required to make reasonable adjustments to a provision, criterion or practice (PCP) where the employer does not know, and could not reasonably be expected to know, that the person is disabled and likely to be placed at a disadvantage in relation to the PCP

Disciplinary hearings recent developments

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 11 2010

In this summary of recent developments, we look at three cases in the area of disciplinary proceedings which provide useful guidance to employers

Clear language required in COT3 to compromise future claims

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • April 9 2009

One of the advantages of COT3 agreements over compromise agreements is the greater certainty that the COT3 provides when it comes to the employee waiving future statutory claims of which the employee and employer have no (and can have no) knowledge at the time the settlement is agreed

BA flight attendants claim race discrimination on removal of travel perks

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 13 2010

We recently considered the lawfulness of BA's threat to withdraw discounted travel perks from its striking employees

Industrial action - frequently asked questions

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • September 17 2009

Industrial action has been back in the news