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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


Discretionary bonuses practice and law diverge
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 11 2010

The High Court has held that employers cannot refuse to pay a discretionary bonus by relying on previous practice or alleged City or industry custom (Rutherford v Seymour Pierce Limited


Information Commissioner orders council to disclose job application forms
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2009

The Information Commissioner has issued a decision notice ordering a local authority to disclose a summary of data on the job application forms of other candidates, including the successful applicants, or alternatively copies of their application forms with personal data removed


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


ACAS Code of Practice on time off for trade union activities and duties
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2009

ACAS has produced a new Code of Practice on time off for trade union activities and duties


British Hospitality Association issues code of practice on discretionary tips and service charges
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2009

From 1 October 2009, service charges, gratuities and discretionary non-cash tips will no longer be counted towards the NMW


When is an employer exempt from the duty to make reasonable adjustments?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2009

The DDA provides that an employer is not required to make reasonable adjustments to a provision, criterion or practice (PCP) where the employer does not know, and could not reasonably be expected to know, that the person is disabled and likely to be placed at a disadvantage in relation to the PCP


Maximum age for doctors and dentists could be justified
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • Germany, European Union
  • February 11 2010

The ECJ has considered the legality of legislation introducing a maximum age of 68 for doctors and dentists in the German NHS