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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

Date of resignation cannot be backdated

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • 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

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
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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

Distinction between legitimate management instruction and punishment

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

The EAT has drawn a distinction between a legitimate management instruction and a punishment in a claim for constructive dismissal

Disability-related discrimination: Malcolm comparator test applies in employment cases

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

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the narrow comparator test set down by the House of Lords in London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm (2008) (a housing case) applies to employment cases of disability-related discrimination (Aylott v Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Jurisdiction: when can overseas employees bring claims for unfair dismissal and discrimination?

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

In two recent cases, the UK courts have considered the circumstances in which overseas employees can bring claims for unfair dismissal or discrimination in the employment tribunals

Establishing the effective date of termination (EDT)

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

Many employers may have faced the situation where notice is given but the employee leaves before the notice period expires

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

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"