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Employer could terminate for failure to follow reasonable instructions
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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 and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Protection of volunteers - discrimination and unfair dismissal
  • Shepherd and 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


Employer faces jail for perjury in the tribunal
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Compromise agreement discussions can extend tribunal time limits
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2009

In the recent case of Eagles v Rugged Systems Ltd, the EAT held that the automatic three month extension to the time limit under Regulation 15 of the Employment Act 2002 (Dispute Resolution) Regulations 2004, which provides for an automatic three month extension of time for lodging certain complaints can be triggered by negotiations aimed at compromising an unfair dismissal claim and avoiding employment tribunal proceedings


Costly age discrimination claim succeeds against NHS
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2010

A 60-year-old lady has been awarded £187,000 compensation after being passed over for promotion by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Mistake results in part-timer receiving full-time salary
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2009

Barclays Bank discovered one day that one of its part-time employees, Mrs Keenan, had been receiving salary at the full-time rate for a number of years


Meaning of "occupied premises" for purposes of car pool tax exemption
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • 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"


FSA consults on changes to its Remuneration Code
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2010

The FSA has recently announced plans to update its Remuneration Code to reflect new EU restrictions


Reinstatement relevant factors
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2009

Employment tribunals have a wide discretion when considering whether to make an order for reinstatement, but they are required by Section 116 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 to take into account the following: whether the complainant wishes to be reinstated; whether it is practicable for the employer to comply with an order for reinstatement; and where the complainant caused or contributed to his dismissal whether it would be just to order his reinstatement