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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


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


Requirement to cut hair was not sex discrimination
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 14 2010

The EAT has upheld the tribunal's decision in Dansie v Metropolitan Police that the Metropolitan Police did not discriminate against a male trainee police officer by requiring him to cut his shoulder-length hair in order to comply with the police force's dress code


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


Establishing the effective date of termination (EDT)
  • Shepherd and 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


Collective enhanced redundancy scheme didn't transfer under TUPE
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2010

The EAT has held in Worrall v Wilmott Dixon Partnership that enhanced redundancy terms set out in a handbook were not incorporated into individual contracts of employment and therefore were not preserved following a TUPE transfer


Changes to national minimum wage structure and rates from 1 October
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 10 2010

From 1 October 2010 the national minimum wage rates will increase as follows


Jurisdiction and discrimination claims
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 10 2010

In Ministry of Defence v Wallis & Grocott, the EAT has held that dependants of British members of the armed forces, working for the Ministry of Defence ("MOD") abroad could bring claims for unfair dismissal and sex discrimination in the UK


Disciplinary hearings recent developments
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2010

In this summary of recent developments, we look at three cases in the area of disciplinary proceedings which provide useful guidance to employers