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Individuals can be personally liable for whistleblowing claims

Individuals can be personally liable for whistleblowing claims

22 October 2018 by Nicola Brown

It has been the case for a long time that individuals can be held personally liable for acts of discrimination, so (for example) a manager who refuses to promote a woman because of her pregnancy can be named as a Respondent in her Employment Tribunal claim for discrimination, alongside the employer. We have... read more »

Can you make someone redundant when they are off sick?

Can you make someone redundant when they are off sick?

22 October 2018 by Nicola Brown

I thought I would write about this topic as it is something that has cropped up (by coincidence) with several of my employer clients over the past few weeks. In particular, we have come across several situations where the employee avoids attending consultation meetings, is then signed off work with stress and refuses... read more »

The importance of a fair procedure

The importance of a fair procedure

19 October 2018 by Peter Stevens

The test of whether or not a dismissal is fair or unfair in law is set out in the Employment Rights Act 1996. This provides that it is for the employer to show that they dismissed the employee for one of the potentially fair reasons (conduct, capability, redundancy, breach of a statutory enactment,... read more »

After the after-party - vicarious liability

After the after-party - vicarious liability

22 October 2018 by Marianne Wright

It’s been nearly 2 years since we first reported on the case of Bellman v Northampton Recruitment in our article, ‘Christmas time, fisticuffs and wine’. In summary, the case related to a managing director who assaulted one of his employees at a spontaneous after-party which followed the work Christmas do. Unfortunately, the... read more »