Category: Legal

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Sending lewd emails is grounds for dismissal

In Williams v Leeds United Football Club, the High Court held that an employer was entitled to summarily dismiss an employee who was already serving 12 months’ notice of redundancy, when it discovered that,...

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Time off for adoption appointments

For those of you who are in the process of adopting, or thinking about adopting, and working, it is worth noting that from 5 April 2015, employees and certain agency workers who are proposing...

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Annual increase in Tribunal awards and statutory payments

Tribunal compensation limits increased on 6 April 2015 under the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2015 (SI 2015/226). The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal claims has increased from £76,574 to £78,335. The...

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Early conciliation and time limits

I blogged here and here that from 6 May 2014, it is compulsory for claimants to contact ACAS and attempt “early conciliation” (EC) before they can issue a claim in the Employment Tribunal. The time limit will...