Constructive dismissal is, in effect, a resignation treated as a dismissal. The employee terminates the employment contract in response to an employer’s alleged breach and the Employment Tribunal then assesses the employer’s...more
What are they?
Since 29 July 2013, a prospective claimant must pay a fee before they can issue a claim in the employment tribunal. The claimant must also pay a further (and much higher) fee at a second stage, usually...more
In Shuter v Ford Motor Company, an employment tribunal has held that a male employee was not discriminated against when he received only statutory pay during a period of additional paternity leave (APL) whereas a female...more
In Hershaw v Sheffield City Council UKEAT/0033/14/BA, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether a grievance outcome letter from an HR consultant setting out better terms of pay for the aggrieved employees was...more
In Chindove v William Morrisons Supermarket Plc UKEAT/0201/13/BA, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an employee had lost the right to claim constructive dismissal because he had delayed in resigning....more
Statistics published by the Ministry of Justice show that the Employment Tribunals received 79% (or 9,801) fewer claims in the period October to December 2013 than in the corresponding period in 2012. It is safe to assume...more
In Cockram v Air Products Limited UKEAT/0038/14, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employee had lost the right to claim constructive dismissal because he had given his employer a much longer notice period than...more
In the UK, whistleblowing law is based on a statute prohibiting a “worker” being dismissed or subjected to any other detriment because of having made a “protected disclosure”. Until this week, the general view was that the...more
As we mentioned in our last alert, the government has introduced a new, pre-claim conciliation procedure for employment disputes. As of 6 May 2014, that procedure became mandatory.
Before lodging the vast majority of...more
2013 has been a significant year for UK employment law. In particular, an abundance of new legislation (both about substantive law and Employment Tribunal procedure) has heralded a number of important changes.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has handed down an important decision for UK employers, limiting the right of workers to carry forward holiday entitlement accrued during a period of long-term sickness absence.
New Employment Tribunal rules, new provisions on pre-termination negotiations, and changes regarding collective redundancy consultation apply from 29 July.
On 29 July, key changes to UK employment law came into force....more
TODAY is a big day for employment law. Even though many of you will be thinking about your holidays, or may have even jetted off to sunny shores, take care to remember that certain changes are taking place which will affect...more
The UK Employment Appeal Tribunal (the EAT) has now published its judgment in litigation that resulted from the 2008 closure of Woolworths. It confirms initial reports of a significant change to the law on UK collective...more
UK Employment Appeal Tribunal issues decision that will require employers to collectively consult on all redundancies of 20 or more employees over a 90-day period.
The UK Government has announced that the new fee regime that will apply to the Employment Tribunal system will come into effect on Monday 29 July 2013....more
It has been reported that the UK's Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") has overturned an employment tribunal decision denying protective awards to former employees of Woolworths who had worked in stores with fewer than 20...more
The Government has now announced the implementation date - Monday 29 July 2013 - for the introduction of the payment of fees in relation to Employment Tribunal claims. A claimant will be required to pay an “issue fee” on...more
New procedural rules to take effect and tribunal fees to be introduced on 29 July 2013.
On 3 June, the UK government published "The Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2013" (the New...more
Back to Top