Need to Know HR Law Update — Issue 4 2013
Winckworth Sherwood has released issue four of its Need to Know HR Law Update. Topics covered include whether obesity should be considered a disability and whether a dismissal can be fair even where the ACAS Code of Practice is not followed to the letter.
- Baby P social workers who were disciplined twice were fairly dismissed
- Can a dismissal be fair even where the ACAS Code of Practice is not followed to the letter?
- Redundancy exists even when caused by recruiting a replacement
- Is obesity a disability?…
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Obesity is estimated to affect around one in four UK adults. The EU advocate-general’s recent non-binding opinion may give rise to significant implications for employers.
The fact that an employee is on sick leave is a relevant consideration when determining whether a delay in resigning would prevent a claim for constructive dismissal.