The EAT has held that there is not a particularly high threshold required for an employer to meet when dismissing an employee because of a ‘substantial reason’ (Ssekisonge v Barts Health NHS Trust). The EAT rejected an argument that in a ‘no fault’ some other substantial reason dismissal there was a particularly high threshold for... Read the rest of this entry →
Category Archives: Employment
Shiva Shadi – Partner & Head of the Employment team at Davis Blank Furniss – discusses the Supreme Court’s Judgement on Tribunal Fee System
Unison has finally succeeded in its four-year campaign against the introduction of tribunal fees that was introduced back in 2013. The introduction of the fees has seen a reduction of 70% in claims being lodged at the Employment Tribunal. Lord Reed giving the leading judgement – and who has previously sat on the EU Court... Read the rest of this entry →
Shiva Shadi – partner and head of Employment – discusses the statutory requirement for employees to have companions at formal meetings.
It can be quite daunting walking into a disciplinary or a grievance meeting. They can be stressful, even when you are used to having formal meetings routinely as part of your work. However, it is far more daunting if you are raising a grievance of sexual harassment against a colleague or you are called into... Read the rest of this entry →
Shiva Shadi – partner and head of Employment – discusses Dress Codes at Work: One Size Does Not Fit All!
It does not come as a surprise that most organisations have a “one size fits all” dress code or policy. It would also not be surprising if the dress code stipulated that staff should maintain appropriate standards of dress and personal appearance to promote a positive and professional image. It is – however – uncomfortable,... Read the rest of this entry →