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Morris v Metrolink RATP DEV Ltd [2018]

Case reference:EWCA.Civ.1358   The Appellant in his capacity as representative of an unrecognised union lodged a collective grievance on behalf of the employees who were at risk of redundancy, taking various points about the conduct of the assessment centre at which employees were selected for redundancy. He was later forwarded ...
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Unfair Dismissal Collective and Trade Union Issues
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Kilraine v London Borough of Wandsworth [2018]

Case reference:EWCA.Civ.1436   The appellant commenced employment with the respondent education authority on 1 September 2003 as an Educational Achievement Zone Literacy Advisor Teacher. She subsequently became an Education Achievement Project Manager. This involved her in projects aimed at trying to raise educational standards ...
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Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
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Mrs M Warrington v Lloyd’s Pharmacy Limited [2018]

Case reference:3400423/2017   This case concerned a claim for constructive dismissal and whether the grounds relied upon by the claimant, separately or cumulatively, amounted to a breach of the implied term of trust and confidence. The claimant was employed by the respondent as a pharmacy dispenser at Addenbrookes Hospital in C...
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Unfair Dismissal
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Pimlico Plumbers Ltd & Anor v Smith [2018]

Case reference:UKSC.29   Between August 2005 and April 2011 Mr Smith, who is by trade a plumbing and heating engineer, performed work for Pimlico Plumbers Ltd. When his contract was terminated he issued various employment tribunal claims, alleging he had been entitled to wages and holiday pay, amongst other things. Mr Smit...
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Contracts of Employment Working Time and Leave A-Typical Working
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Reading Borough Council v James & Ors [2018]

Case reference:UKEAT.0222_17_0706   This case considers the temporal scope of a pay comparison in proceedings based on equal pay for work of equal value brought under the Equal Pay Act 1970. The claimants sought arrears of pay dating back to 2002, arguing the work they completed was of equal value to C, a male employee who worked as ...
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Acas v Public and Commercial Services (PCS) [2018]

Case reference:UKEAT/0160/17/RN   The Public Commercial Services (PCS) made a complaint to the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) that Acas, as an employer, had failed to consult with its employees pursuant to a collective agreement. Acas contended the CAC lacked jurisdiction to hear the complaint stating it was not an “undertakin...
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Quintiles Commercial UK Ltd v Barongo [2018]

Case reference:UKEAT.0255_17_1603   The claimant, a medical sales representative, was dismissed on notice for two acts of misconduct, namely, failing to complete an online compulsory training exercise and failing to attend a compulsory training course. At the disciplinary hearing the claimant argued there were certain mitigating circ...
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Unfair Dismissal Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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City of York Council v Grosset [2018]

Case reference:EWCA.Civ.1105   This case concerned a teacher who suffered from cystic fibrosis. Mr Grosset was former head of English at the Joseph Rowntree School, a secondary school operated by the City of York Council. The respondent employer was aware of his disability and made reasonable adjustments accordingly. Following t...
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Unfair Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Roddis v Sheffield Hallam University [2018]

Case reference:UKEAT.0299_17_2603   In Roddis v. Sheffield Hallam University the EAT held a worker employed under an associate lecturer's contract of employment described by the Employment Tribunal as a zero-hours contract, was employed under the same type of contract as a lecturer on a full-time contract for the purposes of Regulati...
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Discrimination and Equality Contracts of Employment
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Kaur v Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust [2018]

Case reference:EWCA.Civ.978   The claimant encountered problems with several colleagues whom she felt were bullying her, although no action was taken. Later, an ‘altercation’ took place with a colleague and the claimant went off sick. After an investigation, disciplinary proceedings were brought against both and final written w...
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Unfair Dismissal Disciplinary and Grievance Issues