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Case law updates

Unfair Dismissal ruling shows importance of following proper disciplinary procedure

An Employment Tribunal has ruled against an employer for dismissing an employee who had recommended another retailer’s discounted product to his girlfriend on social media. Michael Hayward had worked for Noel Chadwick, a Butcher’s in …

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Failure to fix ‘breakdown of working relationships’ led to unfair dismissal

An Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that a brain surgeon was unfairly dismissed after he was prevented from returning to work following a sabbatical in the Cayman Islands. James Akinwunmi made complaints that other consultants …

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Court of Appeal ruling gives guidance on “public interest test”

In the case of Chesterton Global Ltd and another v Nurmohamed an appeal by the employer, arguing that the disclosure of confidential profit and loss figures by its former senior manager Mr Nurmohamed had not been …

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Failure to interview witnesses did not amount to an unreasonable investigation

In Moncrieffe v London Underground Limited the EAT found that notwithstanding the employer’s failure to interview two potential witnesses, and the long and unblemished service of the claimant, the Tribunal had not been wrong to …

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Failure to manage performance and poor investigation combine to demonstrate constructive dismissal

In Williams v Meddygfa Rrhdbach Surgery a medical practice manager has won a constructive dismissal case against her former employer after claiming she was bullied by a “brusque and blunt” doctor. Williams had worked for …

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Long service not a defence for unacceptable social media comments

In Plant v API Microelectronics Ltd. an employment tribunal has rejected an unfair dismissal claim by a long-serving employee with a clean disciplinary record who was dismissed due to comments made on Facebook about her employer. Plant …

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