Case Review: Wright v North Ayrshire Council

The Case of Wright v North Ayrshire Council is a welcome reminder that although constructive dismissal cases are hard to prove; you will often hear this when enquiring about employment law advice; they are not insurmountable. As long as there has been a breach by your employer there is potentially a case to be taken … Read more

Case Study: Unlawful Deduction of Wages when you’re on call.

In 2011 we acted on behalf of a client, an interesting claim against Whitbred Plc. Our client was advancing two distinct claims and was successful, at the Employment Tribunal, with one of them, namely his claim for unlawful deduction from wages. This case serves as an important reminder to hotel workers and certain staff who … Read more

Key Cases:Western Excavating v Sharp

Western Excavating v Sharp [1978] ICR 221[1] When attempting to take an employer to the tribunal for Constructive unfair dismissal one of the key cases that has to be considered is that of Western Excavating v Sharp. This case lays out the foundation elements to create constructive dismissal. The facts of the case are fairly … Read more

Case Review: Diabetic barmaid wins unfair dismissal claim

A golf club in East Anglia has lost an unfair dismissal claim brought by a former employee. The claim brought against Gorleston Golf Club hinged on an incident whereby the Claimant’s manager, a qualified first-aider, was drinking in the club bar at the same time as the barmaid had collapsed into a diabetic coma. The … Read more

Lord Sugar Sues Apprentice Winner Stella English after Employment Tribunal

Following the failed constructive dismissal case brought by Apprentice winner Stella English against Lord Sugar, he has decided to sue her for £35,000 worth of legal costs relating to the case which was thrown out by an Employment Tribunal. Stella English, 34, brought a claim against Lord Sugar and one of his companies that she … Read more