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Category Archives: Employment

Unfair Dismissal

In the case of Riley –v- Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Mrs Riley was a Head Teacher of a primary school who had formed a close relationship with a  man who was convicted of making indecent images of children.   She was fully aware of his arrest and subsequent conviction, but had not disclosed these facts to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Knowledge of Disability

You will recall us reporting on the case of Gallot –v- Newport City Council, where an employer had “rubber stamped” an unreasonable occupational health assessment on the question of the disability of one of their employees without questioning it, or addressing their mind to it sufficiently, and going on to a decision that the employee... Read the rest of this entry →

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Disability Discrimination

It is common knowledge that  cancer is considered to be a disability without the need to establish a substantial and long term effect as is otherwise required. However in the case of Lofty –v- Hamis, the Claimant suffered from pre-cancerous lesions which ultimately could have resulted in skin cancer. The Claimant received appropriate treatment, which... Read the rest of this entry →

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Discrimination Time Limits

The EAT in the case of Hale –v- Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has held that the start of a disciplinary process can be the start of conduct extending over a period of time, so as to enable claimants to satisfy the time limits in lodging a claim rather than it being a... Read the rest of this entry →

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Injury to Feelings Award

There was an unexpected outcome in the case of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue –v- Mansell in which the EAT held that an injury to feelings award could be given for a claim of detriment for asserting working time rights. The case involved firefighters whose shift system was changed without variation of the collective agreement... Read the rest of this entry →

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Jessica Greenhalgh on the 10 traps for businesses

Jessica Greenhalgh from our Corporate team was recently interviewed by Tameside Radio and the Glossop Chronicle for a special feature discussing the most common traps for business. You can read what she had to say here…

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Davis Blank Furniss, Capstone Financial Management & Tree Accountancy to stage ‘Essential Insights for your Growing Business’ event

We have joined forces with Capstone Financial Management – a Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management – and Tree Accountancy and will be staging a free breakfast seminar in Manchester that will discuss the issues around growing a business. The event will be taking place at King Street Townhouse on Thursday 19th October... Read the rest of this entry →

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Employment Law Newsletter – July 2017

The summer has brought us lots of sunshine, the shocking decision of the Supreme Court on the Tribunal Fee System yesterday (click here to read our blog), and the findings of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices which have finally been published.  The report sets out findings and recommendations for clarifying the law governing employment... Read the rest of this entry →

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Whistleblowing and Public Interest

In Chesterton Global Limited v Nurmohamed the Court of Appeal has held that the fact that something is in a worker’s private interest, does not prevent it from also being in the public interest.  However, the Court of Appeal was very clear that its decision had been heavily dependent on the facts and a different... Read the rest of this entry →

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Pre-pack Administration and TUPE

The CJEU has held in a Dutch case that administration (including “pre-packs”) is not primarily aimed at liquidating the undertaking.  Therefore employees would not lose the right to transfer when all or part of that undertaking is transferred. The position would be different if the organisation was being liquidated for the benefit of creditors.  The... Read the rest of this entry →

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