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Employer could terminate for failure to follow reasonable instructions

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • 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

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

Holidays and sick pay where are we now?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 10 2009

From our recent E-Bulletins on the evolving issue of how statutory holiday relates to sick leave, you will know how complex this area has become

Legislative round up

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

In this round up of recent and forthcoming legislative changes, we provide a summary of legislation that has come into force in the last few months and report on the new National Minimum Wage rates that will apply from October 2010, the draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2010, draft regulations requiring certain banks and building societies to disclose the remuneration packages of executives earning £500,000 or more, and a European Commission consultation on the options for reviewing the Working Time Directive

Employee status - no intention to mislead required

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

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that, where an individual alleges that a written contract does not reflect their true employment status, the tribunals should focus on the actual legal obligations of the parties

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"

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

Protection of volunteers - discrimination and unfair dismissal

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

Two recent cases have confirmed that a genuine volunteer does not have the protection of the law on discrimination or unfair dismissal

Discretionary bonuses practice and law diverge

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

The High Court has held that employers cannot refuse to pay a discretionary bonus by relying on previous practice or alleged City or industry custom (Rutherford v Seymour Pierce Limited

Overseas employees on fixed-term contracts may claim unfair dismissal in the UK

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • January 14 2010

The Court of Appeal has held that overseas employees who have never worked in Great Britain are subject to the protection of the Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 and may bring an unfair dismissal claim in the UK (Duncombe and others v Secretary of state for Children Schools and Families