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Getting the Right Reason for Dismissal: Sekander v Rocketmill

Meredith Hurst Monday, April 16, 2018

One of the key elements of a fair dismissal is making sure the employee is dismissed for a potentially fair reason. That reason must also be the true reason for the dismissal – choosing the ‘wrong’ reason for dismissal can lead to problems down the line, as demonstrated in Sekander v Rocketmill, a case in which the employer dismissed for gross misconduct, when the real reason was the employee’s performance.

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Trends in Employment Tribunals

Meredith Hurst Friday, April 13, 2018

8 months on, we look at the impact of the decision that Employment Tribunal fees were unlawful. We also update on the latest changes in employment law.

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Making Reasonable Adjustments in every case

Meredith Hurst Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Even the most pro-active equal opportunities employer should resist the temptation to rest on its laurels when it comes to disability discrimination and making reasonable adjustments.

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Would I lie to you?

Meredith Hurst Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Our employment law expert considers the implied duty of mutual trust and confidence in the employment relationship in the context of an employer lying about reason for dismissal.

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Waiting a little longer – long term sickness dismissals

Meredith Hurst Friday, February 9, 2018

Dismissing employees on long term sick leave can be difficult. How long is an employer expected to wait? This is a vexed question, considered recently in O’Brien v Bolton St Catherine’s Academy

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