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Employment Bulletin - November 2018
  • Slaughter and May
  • United Kingdom
  • November 20 2018

The Court of Appeal has rejected Morrisons' appeal from last year's High Court decision that they were vicariously liable for the actions of an

Pilot with a fear of flying unfairly dismissed
  • Irwin Mitchell LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 19 2018

I've never enjoyed flying. I'm told that, statistically, it's the safest form of travel but I still worry that the plane I am on will drop out of the

Labour Court: Fair Procedures required during a Probationary Period
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • November 9 2018

The Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977-2015, in most cases, requires an employee to possess 12 months' continuous service in order to pursue a claim for

Direct line to remedy for whistleblowers - co-workers could be on the hook and it won’t be cheap! (UK)
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 7 2018

Admittedly, an employee is more likely to bring a claim against their employer; after all, usually it is the one with the cash. But as last month’s

‘Salad dodger’ and other insults in the office - harassment or ‘good natured jibing’?
  • BPE Solicitors LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 6 2018

Mr Evans worked as a sales representative for a period of just less than a year before he was dismissed for poor performance. After his dismissal he

Whistleblowing: co-workers personally liable for post-dismissal losses flowing from pre-dismissal detriment
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 6 2018

The Court of Appeal has held that an employee was not prohibited from bringing a claim against his co-workers based on pre-dismissal detriment actions

Directors beware - your financial liabilities just increased
  • BPE Solicitors LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 6 2018

Employment lawyers by nature tend to be a scrupulous bunch. However, when it comes to getting the best for clients it is not uncommon to see some

Taking the Pressure Out of Depression
  • Baker McKenzie
  • South Africa
  • November 6 2018

The Labour Court (LC), in Ockert Jansen v Legal Aid South Africa (2018) 39 ILJ 2024 (LC), recently considered whether the dismissal of an employee on

Rubbing salt into the wound of an applicant in unfair dismissal proceedings
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 1 2018

An applicant whose claim was "doomed to fail", and was pursued by her to inflict as much damage as possible on her former employer, has led to severe

Lessons in workplace stress from 2000 years ago
  • Ogier
  • United Kingdom, Guernsey
  • October 31 2018

Stress can be both the cause of, and a symptom of, problems in the workplace that can give rise to claims both in the Employment Tribunal and the