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The EAT has considered whether a successful internal appeal could ‘cure’ an initial decision to refuse an employee’s flexible working application that was indirectly discriminatory because of sex.
Shambolic redundancy scoring was an honest attempt to be fair: Osoba v the Chief Constable of the Hertfordshire Constabulary
In Osoba v the Chief Constable of the Hertfordshire Constabulary, the EAT was not convinced that police officer Miss Pritchard had any discriminatory intentions.
The EAT has ruled in the case of Blackburn v Aldi Stores that a failure to provide an impartial grievance process can amount to a breach of the duty of trust and confidence.
Many developers frequently rely upon their right to terminate a contract if a project is severely delayed by the actions of another party.
Developers should be fully aware of these neighbourly issues and risks, otherwise they could be faced with delays, increased costs and potentially an injunction.
Housebuilders, large and small, are all too familiar with the well-established ‘weapons of choice’ aimed at delaying or thwarting development.
To avoid last-minute hurdles, there are a number of points to be aware of during the development and plot sales process.
Many new developments include communal boiler systems or energy centres, which are used to supply hot water and/or electricity to individual homes.
Mrs Whiteley (the claimant) commenced employment with HMRC on 23 October 1978 and was still employed when this case was heard.
The EAT has considered whether the tribunal at first instance should have taken into account a claimant’s post-termination conduct when determining his award of compensation.
The EAT has held that where an employer has found an employee to have committed gross misconduct, it is not automatically reasonable to dismiss that employee.
Under English law, all individuals have what is called a ‘domicile’, and not more than one domicile, at any one time.
The Equality Act 2010 contains comprehensive provisions in respect of long-service benefits.
The High Court has ordered some Formula 1 group companies and CVC Capital to give disclosure of documents, notwithstanding that they are not parties to litigation in which the orders were made.
When a limited liability company fails and a director of that business continues to trade under the same or a similar name after its failure, there is often disquiet.
With the surge in social media use over the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of employment cases involving potentially offensive postings on social media sites by employees.
In the case of Toal and another v GB Oils, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decided that it does not.
Expressing offers to settle simply as ‘without prejudice’ or even ‘without prejudice save as to costs’ may not be sufficient to leave the door open for further negotiation.
In an ongoing shareholder dispute over control of the parent company of London hotels, the Court of Appeal has considered the effect of a good faith clause in a Shareholders’ Agreement to be minimal.
The Insolvency Service and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have published consultations proposing amendments to the regulations affecting insolvency practitioners.