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Case Review: Reasonable Restrictive Covenants

Restrictive covenants need to be “reasonable” in order for them to be enforceable. However, it is less well-known that this test for reasonableness must be assessed at the time of the contract, rather than the time that the employer is seeking to enforce them. A contract might have been signed and entered into years before […]

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Sacked for putting too much chocolate on a McFlurry

A “crew member” is taking the fast-food giant McDonalds to an employment tribunal, claiming unfair dismissal after she was sacked for sprinkling too many pieces of chocolate on a McFlurry dessert. Sarah Finch, aged 19 from Carmarthenshire,  says that a colleague, who was purchasing the dessert, had asked her to “make it a nice one”. […]

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Case Review: Woman wrongly accused of watching porn at work wins £20k unfair dismissal case

A married churchgoing mother, 50, has won a £20,000 unfair dismissal claim after she was wrongfully accused of watching pornographic material whilst at work. Mrs Buckley had worked as a Finance Manager for a dental laboratory in Oldham, Lancashire for 10 years, but in 2010 was questioned on why she has been looking at hardcore […]

Case Review Employment News Unfair Dismissal

Headcount reduction not necessary for redundancy

In the recent case of Packman t/a Packman Lucas Associates v Fauchon (EAT/0017/12) the Employment Appeal Tribunal confirmed that an employee who was dismissed because of a downturn in the employer’s work (and therefore a reduction in the hours to be worked) was dismissed on grounds of redundancy – even though there was no reduction […]

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