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Surveillance not a breach of human rights

Friday, August 16, 2013

County and Borough of Swansea v Gayle The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) was asked to decide if covert surveillance that captured an employee’s misconduct was a breach of privacy, and if he had been unfairly dismissed. Mr Gayle worked for … Click to read more…

The new grey(ish) whistleblowing test

The new whistleblowing provisions are in. As of 25th June the law is clearer about the circumstances in which whistleblowers are protected from dismissal or mistreatment in the workplace. We’d love to say things are now black and white but, … Click to read more…

‘Stroppy little teenager’ remark was harassment

Roberts v Cash Zone An employment tribunal has decided that an 18 year-old was harassed on grounds of her age when her employer made various comments about her during performance meetings. Cash Zone described her as a ‘kid’, a ‘stroppy … Click to read more…

Unfair to dismiss for ill-founded complaints

Woodhouse v North West Homes Leeds Ltd Mr Woodhouse raised ten grievances and brought eight tribunal claims against his employer over a four-year period. They all alleged race discrimination and almost all were found to be without merit. His employer … Click to read more…

Investigations where crime alleged

Miller v William Hill Q: What is a reasonable investigation? A: It depends. Reasonableness is all about context, and that includes consequences. Where an employer is investigating misconduct involving possible criminal activity, it should take extra care. That’s because of … Click to read more…

Compromise Agreements Abolished

An accurate headline – also completely misleading. ‘Compromise agreements’ were renamed ‘settlement agreements’ with effect from 29th July 2013. You don’t need to do anything, although it’s sensible to change the title at the top of any standard agreements you … Click to read more…