Employment Articles

Grant Thornton ordered to pay £315,345 over negligence

The accountancy firm Grant Thornton has been ordered to pay damages of £315,345 after providing negligent advice to Manchester Building Society. However, it was not liable for the losses incurred following that advice. The High Court heard that Grant...

Manager who resigned over cut in hours awarded £17,000

A manager with a recruitment agency who resigned after being asked to take a reduction in hours that significantly reduced his wages has been awarded £17,000 for unfair dismissal. The case involved Mr C Decker, who worked for Extra Personnel Logistics...

Employee who threatened staff wins unfair dismissal appeal

When dealing with disciplinary issues at work it’s essential that employers are consistent in the way they treat different cases. A lack of consistency can undermine a decision, as illustrated in a recent case before the Employment Appeal Tribunal. ...

Company must compensate employees for breach of contract

Three employees have won claims of unfair dismissal and breach of contract after their employer tried to alter the terms of their pay structure. The employees worked in insurance and underwriting. They had been headhunted by Neon Management Services Ltd in...

Bus driver who became stranded in flood wins dismissal claim

A bus driver who was fired after driving his vehicle into a flooded area has won his claim of unfair dismissal. Piotr Borowicki had worked for Bluebird Bus Ltd for eight years when the incident happened. He believed that he would be able to get through the...

Woman told harassment claim was 'immature' awarded £15,000

A woman who was told she was “immature” for complaining about sexual harassment at work has been awarded £15,000. Marta Podlecka worked as a cost estimator for bathroom supplies company MYM Global for eight months. She told the Employment...

Employee heard manager say her dismissal was 'work in progress'

A pharmacy dispenser has won her claim of constructive dismissal after her employers spoke openly about her case before it had been concluded. The case involved Mel Warringon who had worked for Lloyd’s Pharmacy since May 2004. In September 2016, the...

39% rise in employment tribunal claims since fees ruled unlawful

There has been a 39% rise in claims before the Employment Tribunal since the Supreme Court ruled last year that the fees charged to bring claims were unlawful. The fees were introduced in 2013, with employees having to pay up to £1,200 to bring a...

Two days made all the difference in employer's right to dismiss

Timing can be crucial when deciding to dismiss an employee, as shown in a recent case before the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). The case involved an office manager who was dismissed for gross misconduct on 20 September 2016. There was no investigation,...

Pakistani worker entitled to appeal dismissal in right to work case

Companies face penalties if they employ people from other countries without establishing that they are entitled to work in the UK. However, employees must be given every opportunity to provide the necessary documents before they are dismissed or their...
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