June 28th, 2012
In light of recent announcements by Vince Cable stating that Compromise Agreements are to be renamed as “Settlement Agreements” we thought it would be useful to provide an overview of these agreements, why they might be useful and who can obtain one. A Compromise Agreement is a legally binding contract between two parties, in this [...]
June 23rd, 2012
A former employee of the restaurant chain Little Chef with 12 years’ service has lost her claim for unfair dismissal after she took home an apple pie without permission. Lynn Smith had been employed as a supervisor, but lost her job when she broke the company’s rules on taking produce home, the Employment Tribunal in [...]
June 16th, 2012
We recently won an unfair dismissal case in Leicester, the facts of which, when said out loud, seem somewhat incredible. Tom Street of Do I Have A Case discusses the case, and the appropriate legal tests, in this video. An employee with 22 years’ service with his employer was sacked for gross misconduct after he [...]
June 16th, 2012
A claimant who began 31 different sets of employment tribunal proceedings over 28 months has been informed he can bring no more cases without the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s express permission. Anthony Bentley, who claims in his CV to be a qualified photographer and entertainer, had issued proceedings for age discrimination and in some cases disability [...]
June 12th, 2012
This week the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, unveiled the Government’s plans for the strengthening of voluntary agreements between employers and employees, under new rules in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill. The changes are considered to be “anti-Beecroft” and are designed to replace the much criticised idea of “no-fault dismissals” as proposed by Adrian Beecroft’s [...]
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