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Social media and gross misconduct
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • June 23 2011

In Preece v JD Wetherspoons plc an employment tribunal considered the use of social media (in this case, Facebook) in the context of gross misconduct


Protection from harassment: course of conduct
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • July 20 2011

In Marinello v City of Edinburgh Council the Inner House of the Court of Session has held that an interval of 17 months between incidents of harrassment at work did not automatically mean that there could not be a course of conduct for the purposes of protection under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997


Joint and several liability in discrimination claims
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • November 28 2011

The EAT has highlighted the potential personal exposure for individuals in discrimination claims


When does an employment contract terminate?
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2011

The Court of Appeal has revisited the thorny question of the point at which an employment contract terminates for common law purposes


Burden of proof test in whistleblowing cases
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • January 5 2011

In Fecitt and others v NHS Manchester, the EAT disagreed with the EAT decisions in London Borough of Harrow v Knight and Aspinall v MSI Mech Forge Limited when determining whether a detriment had been suffered as a result of a whistleblowing disclosure


Retirement discussions were not age discriminatory
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2013

Following the abolition of the default retirement age in 2011, a dismissal based on an employee's age amounts to age discrimination, unless it can be


Transferred collective agreements incorporate legislative changes
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • August 10 2010

The EAT in Worrall and others v Willmott Dixon Partnership Ltd and another considered the effect of the decision in Parkwood Leisure Ltd v Alemo-Herron and others, that only the terms of a collective agreement in force at the point of a TUPE transfer would bind a transferee and subsequent changes to the collective agreement would not bind it


Breach of ICE regulations
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • August 10 2010

The EAT has applied a penalty of £20,000 to G4 Security for its failure to take steps to reach a negotiated settlement following a valid employee request under the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004


Revelation of sexual orientation
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • September 22 2011

The Court of Appeal in Grant v HM Land Registry held that an employee, Mr Grant, who had disclosed his homosexuality to his colleagues, could not later complain that the disclosure of that information to others constituted direct discrimination or harassment against him


TUPE: transfer of care services
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • September 22 2011

In Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust v Hamshaw the EAT held that where a residential care home for vulnerable adults which had been operated by the NHS closed and the residents were returned to their homes and care transferred to two private sector care providers, TUPE did not apply