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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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Stop Press!! Bereavement Leave & Employment Tribunal Fees

Meredith Hurst Wednesday, October 25, 2017

We look at the recently announced plans for the refund of employment tribunal fees, and also plans to allow bereaved parents paid time off.

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Considering questions of settlement- Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley & Ors

Meredith Hurst Friday, September 15, 2017

The Asda equal pay litigation is huge – possibly the largest ‘class action’ against a private employer in the UK involving claims by some 9,500 members of staff, but the suggestion that it should now effectively hold up its hands and withdraw from the litigation raises some interesting issues for any employer facing employment tribunal litigation and considering questions of settlement.

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