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Employer could terminate for failure to follow reasonable instructions
  • Shepherd & 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 & 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


Industrial action - frequently asked questions
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2009

Industrial action has been back in the news


Withdrawing benefits from striking employees
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2010

BA's threat to withdraw travel discounts from striking employees is intimidation, according to the trade union, but fair tactics according to BA


Protection of volunteers - discrimination and unfair dismissal
  • Shepherd & 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


Statistics show a 43 increase in tribunal claims
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

The Employment Tribunal Service has published its report covering the period 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008


Supervening illness is not automatic cut-off point for calculating unfair dismissal compensation
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2010

The EAT has held, in the case of Wood v Mitchell SA, that compensation for loss of earnings for an unfairly dismissed employee was wrongly calculated by reference only to a period ending when he became unfit for work due to a subsequent illness that was unrelated to his employment


Employees dismissed for taking part in unofficial action cannot claim unfair dismissal
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2009

The EAT has ruled on the unfair dismissal claims of a number of employees dismissed by Gate Gourmet for taking part in unofficial industrial action (Sehmi v Gate Gourmet London Ltd


Industrial action notices
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2010

In a dispute over the validity of a notice of industrial action served by Unite the Union, the Court of Appeal has held that it is permissable for the same document to give notice of more than one form of planned industial action


BA flight attendants claim race discrimination on removal of travel perks
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2010

We recently considered the lawfulness of BA's threat to withdraw discounted travel perks from its striking employees