WorkLife: Termination of employment

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Can an employee be dismissed for failing to disclose material information? A reminder of the law on unfair dismissal

Can an employee be dismissed for failing to disclose material information? A reminder of the law on unfair dismissal

It is not every day that the Supreme Court concerns itself with matters of employment law, so it is worth commenting on the cases where they do. The most recent one – Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council – concerned the dismissal of a head teacher for failing to disclose her relationship with someone convicted of making indecent images of children.

Whistleblowing and the mind-set of the decision-maker

Whistleblowing and the mind-set of the decision-maker

The recent Court of Appeal case of The Royal Mail -v- Jhuti gives guidance for employers when reaching decisions to dismiss employees in circumstances where the employee has in the past raised protected disclosures. 

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.

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