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Whistleblowing and vicarious liability
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2012

In the recent case of NHS Manchester v Fecitt & Others, the court decided that employers are not to be accountable where their employees victimise their whistleblowing colleagues


Ministry of Justice consultation document on charging fees in Employment Tribunals released
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2012

The consultation document puts forward two fee options for the Employment Tribunal


Supreme Court decision on unfair dismissal and contractual damages claims
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2012

In Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital and Botham (FC) v Ministry of Defence, Mr Edwards claimed that had certain flaws in the contractual disciplinary process not occurred, the panel would not have found against him and he would not have been dismissed; leading to damage to his reputation


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


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


New guidance on whether a dismissal is ‘connected with’ a TUPE transfer
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2012

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that if an employee is dismissed at a time when a transfer is more than a vague possibility it will be ‘connected with’ the transfer and will be automatically unfair under the TUPE regulations