SUMMARY: The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has overturned an Employment Tribunal decision by holding that an employee was victimised after the employee raised numerous grievances and tribunal claims over a 5 year period.
The limits on Tribunal compensation increase today: Continue reading
Summary: The European Court of Human Rights has criticised the failure of UK law to protect those with less than one year’s service where they are dismissed because of their membership to a political party. Continue reading
The dismissal of two employees connected to the Baby P case have been held to be fair despite the fact that the employees were originally given written warnings. The employees were subsequently subjected to second formal disciplinary proceedings for the same allegations and by new management, the result of which was their dismissal from the London Borough of Haringey.
We are now seeing a steady stream of cases concerning employees’ use of social media both in and out of the work environment. The Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (the tribunal) has held that an employee who posted obscene comments about a colleague’s promiscuity on his Facebook page was fairly dismissed. ………… Continue reading