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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
  • -
  • 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"

Employer faces jail for perjury in the tribunal

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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

BA flight attendants claim race discrimination on removal of travel perks

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

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

Harassment claims upheld after years of unwanted conduct

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

Four waitresses who endured years of sexual harassment from their boss have succeeded in their claims of constructive dismissal and sexual harassment

Employer can rely on handbook term to impose unilateral variation of employment contract

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • March 11 2010

In a case that should be treated with some caution, Bateman and others v Asda Stores Ltd, the EAT held that Asda was entitled to rely on a general contractual right in a staff handbook to vary terms and conditions to impose changes to its employees' pay and work structure

Tribunal statistics show large increase in claims for 200910

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

The Tribunals Service recently published its Annual Statistics for the period to 31 March 2010