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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


Refusing early retirement on the grounds of cost was not age discrimination
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • April 25 2012

In HM Land Registry v Benson and Others, the EAT held that refusing to give early retirement to employees aged between 50 and 54, on the grounds of cost, was not indirect age discrimination


Cap on overperformance bonus
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • August 10 2010

The Court of Appeal in GX Networks Ltd v Greenland has issued a timely reminder to employers to take care when drafting bonus schemes


Different treatment of employees on dismissal may be justified
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2012

It is well established in case law that disparity of treatment between employees who have misbehaved in the same way may be grounds for unfair dismissal


Reinstatement is a reasonable adjustment
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • January 5 2011

In Hinsley v Chief Constable of West Mercia Constabulary the EAT held that the Chief Constable of West Mercia should have offered reinstatement as a 'reasonable adjustment' to an employee with depression who resigned from the police force


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


Date of termination of employment is the date the dismissal letter is read
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • December 2 2010

In Gisda Cyf v Barratt 2010 the Supreme Court upheld the EAT's decision that notification of dismissal sent in a letter by recorded delivery was received by the Claimant when she opened and read the letter, not when it arrived at home


Court guidance on aggravated damages
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • February 10 2012

In Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v Shaw, the EAT considered when aggravated damages should be awarded, and their relationship with awards for injury to feelings


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


Right to manifest religious belief
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 4 2013

The key issue for the European Court of Human Rights in Eweida and Others v UK was whether a fair balance had been struck between an individual's