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Reasonable adjustments for sickness caused by disability
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 4 2014

In the case of General Dynamics v Carranza the EAT held that an Employment Tribunal deciding reasonable adjustments has to identify the “step” for


Time off for dependants: failure to contact employer as soon as reasonably practicable (EAT)
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 4 2014

In Ellis v Ratcliff Palfinger Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether an employee had been automatically unfairly dismissed for taking


Discrepancy between actual reason for dismissal and the reason given for defending a claim may be permitted if it does not prejudice the claimant
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2011

Mr Screene was dismissed by Seatwave on grounds of misconduct after he failed to spot a serious fraud


Government announces changes to employment law and tribunal procedure
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2011

Of the 159 employment regulations considered in the Government’s recent employment law reform, over 40 are to be merged, simplified or scrapped


Wearing a poppy is not a protected belief under the Equality Act
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2011

It was recently decided at a Case Management Discussion that an employee’s belief that a poppy should be worn as a mark of respect from All Souls Day until Remembrance Sunday was not a philosophical belief attracting the protection of the Equality Act 2010


Refusal to spend was not a failure to make reasonable adjustments
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2011

In the recent case of Cordell v FCO, the tribunal found that the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) refusal to pay £300,000 for a lipspeaker to support Ms Cordell (who was deaf) in a potential posting to Astana did not constitute a failure in their duty to make reasonable adjustments


Employees on long term sick leave must request annual leave if they are to be paid for it
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2011

If an employee is absent from work on long term sick leave they still accrue annual leave


No award for loss of earnings granted when suitable alternative job offer from employer is refused
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2011

A single mother who sued the Ministry of Defence for indirect sex discrimination was awarded compensation for injury to feelings but did not mitigate her loss and therefore was not awarded any compensation for loss of earnings


No service provision change where client changes
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 27 2012

Hot on the heels of Hunter, in the recent case of Taurus Group Ltd v Crofts and another, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has held that there is no transfer under the service provision change definition if the change of a contractor comes with a change in the client for whom the services were being carried out


City broker “team move” case decided by the High Court
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • April 13 2011

The High Court held that a group of brokers who resigned from their employment with a view to joining a rival company had not been constructively dismissed