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Dismissal of employee for working in second job while on sick leave was unfair. What?

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 27 2011

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an employer’s dismissal of an employee for working in a second job while on sick leave from the first was unfair

How should employers treat previous warnings when deciding whether to dismiss?

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 13 2012

How would you deal with an employee who has a written warning on his file and then commits a further (but possibly different) act of misconduct?

Watch out if you have an employee who has raised multiple discrimination grievances

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 26 2013

Most employers will have had at least one employee who is convinced he is being discriminated against and brings grievance after grievance, regarding

Ensure final written warnings are issued fairly especially if you want to rely on them later

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 24 2011

Most employers are aware of the need to tick all the relevant procedural boxes when it comes to taking a decision to dismiss - but how confident are you that your managers apply the same rigorous approach when issuing final written warnings?

Disciplinary investigations how far must you go?

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 25 2013

November 2013 How far must an employer go when investigating an allegation of misconduct? This is often something that employers are concerned about

European court rules that obesity is not a disability but its effects may be

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union
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  • December 18 2014

In Kaltoft v Billund Kommune the ECJ has today confirmed that obesity does not in itself constitute a disability for the purposes of the EU Equal

UK Employment Tribunal reform - implications for employers

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 24 2012

There are changes afoot!

Look before you leap: cautionary tales on handling disciplinary and grievance issues

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 27 2013

A couple of cases caught our attention this month - one cautions employers against jumping to conclusions when handling gross misconduct dismissals

To what extent does TUPE constitute a defence to an equal pay claim?

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 22 2011

TUPE and equal pay, possibly the two employment issues that employers dread most!

Early conciliation

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 15 2013

All prospective Tribunal claimants will be required to contact Acas to discuss early conciliation before they will be allowed to lodge proceedings in