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Dismissal of employee for working in second job while on sick leave was unfair. What?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Ensure final written warnings are issued fairly especially if you want to rely on them later
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • 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?


Do employees have a right to legal representation at a disciplinary hearing?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2011

Not if they work for a private sector employer


No way back after premature dismissal letter
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • October 27 2011

In the vast majority of cases it should be obvious whether an employee has been dismissed or resigned


Employer liable to ex-employee for negligent email
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • May 17 2011

It is well established that employers must be careful about what they say about ex-employees when giving references


To what extent does TUPE constitute a defence to an equal pay claim?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2011

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


Should employees on long-term sick leave accrue holiday indefinitely?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • European Union
  • July 22 2011

And finally, with the holiday season upon us, it seems only right that we should highlight a recent case working its way through the European Courts which may curtail the holiday that employees can claim to accrue during periods of long-term sick leave


What’s coming into force in October 2011?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • September 13 2011

The key employment law changes taking place on 1 October 2011 are these


“One of our employees has posted a comment on his Facebook site saying that if he was a potential customer he wouldn’t touch us with a bargepole. What can we do?”
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • June 28 2011

This is just the latest in a line of queries we have received from clients recently concerning employees who have perhaps lost sight of the difference between social media posts and a real conversation in their remarks about their company, boss or colleagues


Unfair dismissal qualifying period to increase from one to two years
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 3 2011

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, and the Chancellor, George Osborne, have today confirmed that the qualifying period for bringing an unfair dismissal claim will increase from one to two years