Case law updates

Case law updates

‘Without prejudice’ conversations are no defence against bullying claims

In a case concerning a Mr Graham, a sales director for Agilitas IT Solutions, the EAT has ruled that employers cannot selectively use parts of ‘without prejudice’ conversations to bring action against their staff unless …

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Non-executive directors held personally liable for whistleblower’s compensation award

In International Petroleum Limited and others v Osipov and others, the EAT found that two non-executive directors were jointly and severally liable with the employer company for £1.7m of compensation awarded to a whistleblower in respect of his …

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Half of staff ‘witness unethical behaviour at work’

The survey of 1,000 UK professionals by charity A Blueprint for Better Business has found that more than half have witnessed, or been asked to do, something unethical at work. It revealed that just 2 …

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Employee fraud cost UK employers £40m in one year

Accountancy firm RSM has reported that businesses lost more than £40m over the past year due to employee fraud. Using a freedom of information request, they found that employers had reported more than 800 incidences …

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ECHR says employer wrong to monitor private messages

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that a worker had his rights breached when his private emails were monitored by his employer without his knowledge. Romanian national Bogdan Bărbulescu was employed as …

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Suspension was a breach of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence

In Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth a teacher was suspended because of the force she allegedly used on two children. She was not asked for her response to the allegations and there was no …

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