Contributory Fault – Can’t blame the employer for everything!

Following success at a tribunal most Claimant’s will be awarded a basic and a compensatory award. What employee’s need to be aware of is that their conduct prior to their dismissal might impact on any final award that is given in their favour. The reductions to both the basic award and compensatory award due to … Read more

Swearing in the workplace

Although swearing in the workplace was often commonplace in what could be viewed as male dominated environments such as construction it has started to migrate to other areas of the working world.Employee’s do need to be careful though as many a company policy on gross misconduct will include swearing within it and so we’d advise … Read more

Case Review: Employee who was demoted following Facebook comments wins breach of contract case

Adrian Smith, employed by the Trafford Housing Trust and also a devout Christian, remarked on his Facebook page that gay marriage was “an equality too far”. His comments were considered to be misconduct and as a result Mr Smith was demoted with a 40% pay cut. However this week a High Court judgment found in … Read more