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Inchcape Retail Ltd v Shelton [2019]

Decision number:UKEAT/0142/19/JOJ   Legal body:ukeat The claimant had been summarily dismissed for gross misconduct but he disputed the respondent’s version of events and embarked upon an internal appeals process. The drawn-out appeals process which took longer than three months was due to the fact that no letter of dismissal had been sent to the cla...
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Baldeh v Churches Housing Association of Dudley & District Ltd [2019]

Decision number:UKEAT/0290/18/JOJ   Legal body:ukeat The claimant appealed against the Employment Tribunal’s dismissal of her claim for disability discrimination. The employee was held to be disabled by reason of depression and at the end of her six-month probationary period she was called to a review meeting. There were six issues at this review...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Discrimination and Equality
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Bilsbrough v Berry Marketing Services Ltd [2019]

Case reference:ET/1401692/2018   The primary issue involved in this case was a detriment that was suffered by the claimant as a result of the research that was conducted with a view to making a protected disclosure to the Information Commissioner's Office. This arose after the claimant was asked by the Managing Director of the re...
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Unfair Dismissal Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures) Human Rights
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Phoenix House Ltd v Stockman [2019]

Decision number:UKEAT/0284/17/OO   Legal body:ukeat The EAT has issued guidance on the covert recording of meetings by employees. This case involved an employee who had been the financial accountant of a charity but who had obtained a lower position following a reorganization. She alleged wrong-doing on the part of her employer i.e. that the Directo...
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The Harpur Trust v Brazel [2019]

Decision number:EWCA.Civ.1402.   Legal body:ewca The Court of Appeal has confirmed the decision of the EAT in this case, which we reported on in March 2018, that part-time workers may receive proportionately greater holidays than their full-time counterparts. The claimant, a visiting music teacher, was employed by the respondent on a zero-hours c...
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Working Time and Leave Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Hallett v Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2019]

Decision number:EWCA.Civ.1394   Legal body:ewca This appeal involved a junior doctor who was employed under the standard contract of the Terms and Conditions of Service for NHS Medical and Dental Staff. This contract required the Trust to monitor work patterns, hours and rest breaks through ‘local monitoring arrangements’. This required juni...
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Contracts of Employment Working Time and Leave
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British Telecommunications Plc v Meier [2019]

The claimant had applied for a graduate job with BT. The claimant’s mother emailed his CV and outlined that her son had Autism Spectrum Disorder and dyslexia and was wanting to avail of the BT Disability Scheme that guaranteed an interview when the minimum criteria was met for the job. For thes...
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Discrimination and Equality Recruitment and Selection
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Lord Chancellor v McCloud [2018]

Decision number:EWCA.Civ.2844   Legal body:ewca This case came on foot of the transitional arrangements that were brought into place in 2015 that affected the pension entitlement of Judges and Firefighters. This did not change the pension entitlement of those within 10 years of retirement - yet those between 10-14 years to retirement received s...
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Discrimination and Equality Pensions Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Mervyn v BW Controls Ltd [2020]

Case reference:UKEAT/0140/18/BA   The claimant had worked for the respondent company for over 10 years and after a series of events culminating in the claimant being accused of lying, she left the employment. The claimant was a litigant in person and in completing the ET1 form stated that she had been unfairly dismissed ‘(includin...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd [2019]

Decision number:UKSC.32   Legal body:uksc This case centred upon a post-termination non-competition clause in the employment contract of a former employee. The term of the contract stated that the employee should not: ‘…within the period of six months from the termination date directly or indirectly engage or be concerned or interested in...
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Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures