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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"


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


TUPE update
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 12 2009

Recent decisions of the EAT have considered (1) whether TUPE applies where services are fragmented following a re-tendering exercise and (2) how collectively agreed terms apply post-transfer


Employment terminated on the date that pay was stopped
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2009

The Court of Appeal has held that stopping an employee's pay while he was suspended on full pay demonstrated a clear intention to terminate his employment


IVF treatment and sex discrimination
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 14 2010

The EAT has confirmed that it amounts to sex discrimination to treat a woman at an advanced stage of IVF treatment less favourably simply because she is receiving that treatment (Sahota v The Home Office and Pipkin


Belief in climate change can be protected by equality legislation
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 17 2009

The EAT has held that a belief in man-made climate change and a moral duty to live in a way that mitigates or avoids it is capable of being a philosophical belief for the purposes of the 2003 Religion of Belief Regulations (Grainger PLC v Mr T Nicholson


TUPE and ETO reasons
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2010

Dismissals connected to a TUPE transfer will be automatically unfair unless they are for an economic, technical or organisational reason entailing changes in the workforce (an "ETO" reason