UNFAIR DISMISSAL - 02.07.2020
Unfairly dismissed for calling bosses “twit and twat”
An employee who was dismissed for referring to his bosses as “twit and twat” in a text to a client has won his tribunal claim for unfair dismissal. The employer involved made a fatal error. What was it and how could it have been avoided?
TRIBUNALS - 02.07.2020
Challenging out of time tribunal claims
Strict time limits apply to the presentation of tribunal claims. However, many claimants lodge claims late, which is known as being “out of time”. If this happens to you, why should you alert the tribunal as quickly as possible?
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS - 11.06.2020
Making settlement agreement offers
You’re negotiating a settlement agreement and wish to make the employee a formal offer to end their employment. How long should your offer remain open for and why shouldn’t it be open ended?
RELIGION OR BELIEF DISCRIMINATION - 04.06.2020
What is philosophical belief discrimination?
Philosophical beliefs are a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. However, it’s been left to case law to determine what types of philosophical belief are potentially protected. How has case law developed over the last ten years?
TRIBUNAL PROCEDURE - 03.06.2020
Legal privilege - does copying in your solicitor count?
If an individual seeks legal advice on an employer’s behalf, the communications between them and their legal representative aren’t disclosable in any legal proceedings. What’s the position if your solicitor is copied into an internal email?
DISMISSAL - 03.06.2020
Refusing to return from furlough
You’ve asked an employee who was placed on furlough to now return to work. However, they’ve refused your request. Do you have grounds to dismiss them in this situation?