In July 2017, the Supreme Court declared Employment Tribunal fees unlawful (for more information on this decision read our previous article, ‘Employment Tribunal Fees Outlawed’.) Since that decision, the Government has committed to refunding those who have paid the unlawful Employment Tribunal fees and have recently published details of the anticipated refund scheme. Those successful in […]
The Supreme Court has outlawed Tribunal Fees
Points for employers to consider following the Court of Appeal’s ruling on the case of Pimlico Plumbers Limited vs Smith
The European Court of Human Rights has just delivered its decision in a case concerning an employer in Romania who accessed an employee’s Yahoo Messenger account, accessed and printed personal messages between the employee, his fiancée and his brother, some of them intimate and containing details about his sex life and dismissed him. The printed […]
If an employer is responsible for an employee’s ill health, or has acted in a manner which has exasperated an employee’s ill health, these are relevant considerations that an employer should take into account when they are deciding whether it is reasonable to dismiss an employee on the basis of their incapacity due to ill health, and when that dismissal should be put into force and effect.
Data Protection There has been considerable press coverage of the European Court of Justice’s decision in the first week of October that the Safe Harbour Framework which many businesses used to transfer employees’ personal data from the UK to the United States, does not comply with data protection legislation. The European Court held that there […]