Unfair Dismissal: The Reasonableness of Dismissal Episode 3

The third instalment of a 6 part mini series focusing on Unfair Dismissal Episode 3: How to ensure the decision to dismiss is reasonable In this weeks’ episode of the podcast I tell you all about the second test for a fair dismissal, the reasonableness test. This is the third of 6 episodes that will […]

Unfair Dismissal: Potentially Fair Reasons Episode 2

The second instalment of a 6 part mini series focusing on Unfair Dismissal Episode 2: What are the potentially fair reasons for dismissal? In this weeks’ episode of the podcast I bring you the five potentially fair reasons for dismissing an employee. This is the second of 6 episodes that will focus on all of […]

Unfair Dismissal: An Introduction Episode 1

The start of a 6 part mini series focusing on Unfair Dismissal Episode 1: What is Unfair Dismissal? This weeks’ episode of the podcast is an introduction to the law regarding unfair dismissal. This is the first of 6 episodes that will focus on all of the key aspects of unfair dismissal, including everything you […]

Victimisation, Discrimination and Association: Episode 33

Can an employee claim victimisation as a result of association?  This weeks’ episode of the podcast features the case of Mr Thompson, a bus driver, against his employer the London Central Bus Company. Mr Thompson was subject to disciplinary action which he alleged was as a result of his association with other employees who had […]

Is travel time, ‘Working time’? : Episode 32

Will Working Time include time spent travelling from home to the first job of the day for mobile workers? This weeks’ episode of the podcast features the case of Federación de Servicios Privados del sindicato Comisiones Obreras v Tyco Integrated Security SL and another, a European Court of Justice case about what constitutes working time […]

Settlement Agreements: Episode 28

An introduction to Settlement Agreements? Following a request from a listener I bring you an introduction to Settlement Agreements and particularly the legal requirements for a binding Settlement Agreement. In this episode you will learn: What a Settlement Agreement is. When Settlement Agreements are used. Who proposes a Settlement Agreement. What the legal requirements are […]

Reasonableness of a decision to dismiss for misconduct: Episode 26

What are the considerations for a fair conduct dismissal? In this episode of the podcast I tell you about a recent case decided by the Court of Appeal where an employee who was dismissed, for a breach of the employers new Health and Safety rules after 35 years employment, claimed that it was not fair and reasonable to dismiss […]

Unfair Dismissal: Failure to disclose misconduct: Episode 24

When can you dismiss an employee for failure to disclose misconduct in other employment? In this episode of the podcast I tell you about a recent case in the Employment Appeal Tribunal where an employee was dismissed for failure to disclose misconduct after his employer found out about an allegation of misconduct in his other part-time […]

Protection for a Whistleblower: Episode 23

  When is a Whistleblower protected from Dismissal & Detriment? In this episode of the podcast I tell you about a recent case in the Employment Tribunal where an employee resigned in response to his concerns not being taken seriously by his employer and where he alleged he had received detrimental treatment. The case is Newman […]

Unfair Dismissal: The Disciplinary Process

  Are you required to suspend a disciplinary procedure when an employee raises a grievance?  In this episode of the podcast I bring you details of a recent case decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal about unfair dismissal and the process of dismissal. The appeal in this case involved various questions, importantly including whether or not […]

Focus on Constructive Unfair Dismissal: Episode 21

 How to prevent and mitigate a constructive unfair dismissal claim In this episode of the podcast I bring the focus back to constructive unfair dismissal and what employer’s should do if they are faced with a resignation from an employee in a situation where there is a risk of a claim for constructive unfair dismissal. […]

The Right to be Accompanied: Episode 20

 An employee’s right to be accompanied at a disciplinary and grievance meeting In this episode of the podcast I tell you about a recent change to the ACAS code of practice on disciplinary and grievances which has been brought about by a decision of the employment appeal tribunal on the question of whether or not […]

Changing Contract Terms: Episode 19

   Can an employer make changes to employment contracts without consent? In this episode of the podcast I bring you a recent case dealing with changes to employment contracts as well as an overview of an employer’s options if an employee refuses to agree to the changes. In this episode you will learn When changes can be […]

Constructive Unfair Dismissal: Episode 18

  Constructive Dismissal In this episode of the podcast I bring you an overview of the law regarding Constructive Unfair Dismissal as set out in the Employment Rights Act 1996. In this episode you will learn What the difference is between Unfair Dismissal and Constructive Unfair Dismissal Why it is important to distinguish between the […]

Vectis Radio Listener Questions Answered: Episode 17

  Employer questions answered In this episode of the podcast the format is a bit different as I was recently invited to be a guest on the Business Insight show on my local community radio, Vectis Radio and during the show I answered a number of listener employer questions from business owners. Thanks to the […]

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