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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


"Static" interpretation of collective agreements on a TUPE transfer
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 11 2010

In an important case providing helpful clarification of the law, the Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of a "static" interpretation of collective agreements when there is a relevant transfer under TUPE


Establishing the effective date of termination (EDT)
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2010

Many employers may have faced the situation where notice is given but the employee leaves before the notice period expires


Holidays and sick pay where are we now?
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 10 2009

From our recent E-Bulletins on the evolving issue of how statutory holiday relates to sick leave, you will know how complex this area has become


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


TUPE update
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 14 2010

In this update on recent cases dealing with issues arising under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE), we report on an EAT decision on what amounts to "measures", requiring information and consultation of employees and a decision that a temporary cessation of activities did not prevent a TUPE transfer


Council plans to make smokers clock in and out
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 14 2010

Workers at Breckland Council in Norfolk may soon have to clock in and out using flexi-time cards each time they go for a cigarette break


New ACAS TUC mediation guide
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 14 2010

ACAS and the TUC have launched a new guide on mediation for trade union representatives


Constructive dismissal claim can be based on employer's treatment of other employees
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 11 2010

The decision of the EAT in Hunter v Timber Components (UK) Limited serves as a reminder that employees can base a constructive dismissal claim on their employer's treatment of other employees