WorkLife: Termination of employment

Our thoughts on the world of employment law - and beyond.

Compensation limits to be increased from April

Compensation limits to be increased from April

As of 6 April 2017, there will be an increase in the compensation limits which Employment Tribunals can award and in other minimum awards payable under employment legislation.

Expired but fired

Expired but fired

Can employers have regard to warnings that have expired to justify dismissal? A recent EAT decision suggests that in certain circumstances they can, although the judgement gives precious little guidance to employers about what those circumstances might be.

Handling the redundancy process fairly: judgment from the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Thomas v BNP Paribas

Handling the redundancy process fairly: judgment from the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Thomas v BNP Paribas

The EAT's recent judgment in the case of Thomas v BNP Paribas provides some useful pointers and warnings for employers engaging in a redundancy consultation, particularly the importance of handling the process with sensitivity.

Dismissal in schools with a religious character - Human Rights and Equality Law

Dismissal in schools with a religious character - Human Rights and Equality Law

A recent European case ( Travaš v Croatia ) demonstrates that the dismissal of employees from schools or other entities with a religious character because of the employee's life choices or lifestyle is seldom a straightforward matter. Cases in this area can become very contentious and escalate quickly. In Travaš, the European Court of Human Rights was asked to consider a claim by Mr Travaš for breach of his Article 8 rights (respect for his private and family life) following his dismissal fro...

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