BlogPosts From December 2013

The world’s most expensive duty free?

How far must an employer go when investigating an allegation of misconduct? The case of Stuart v London City Airport Ltd gives employers some useful guidance on what constitutes a reasonable level of investigation in cases of misconduct.

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Employment

Two (or even one) wrong(s) don’t make a right (to dismiss for Gross Misconduct)

It would seem reasonable to think that dismissal inevitably falls within the band of reasonable responses in a case of gross misconduct. However, the recent case of Brito-Babapulle v Ealing Hospital NHS Trust highlights that this approach may be an error as it would fail to give due consideration to any mitigating factors.

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Employment

Employment Tribunals - a brave new world?

Further to the introduction of employment tribunal fees on 29 July 2013, a move that was estimated to save the tax payer £74m per year, the eyes of the employment world were firmly fixed upon the Ministry of Justice’s quarterly release of employment tribunal statistics released on 18 October 2013.

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