Employment Law

Index items here on employment legislation, employment-related topics and case law that is not covered by any of the sub-categories OR within Employee Relations or Diversity and Equality or Health, Safety and Well-being and any of their sub-categories.

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    France acts to stop M&S repeat

    As a result of the public outcry against Marks and Spencer’s unannounced shop closures last month, the French government has proposed new legislation that will make dismissing workers more expensive. Among other measures...

    Alcohol policies

    The case of Angus Council v Edgeley (1999 IDS 647; EAT) illustrates the need for a proper investigation before dismissing an employee for being drunk at work. Edgeley had been employed for 28 years and had been given several...

    Law change for cancer sufferers

    Ministerial advisers are working on tightening the Disability Discrimination Act to offer unfair dismissal protection as soon as patients have been diagnosed with the disease, rather than only after they start suffering its...

    Unfair dismissal

    Taking new employment after being unfairly dismissed does not necessarily end the dismissing employer’s liability to pay the dismissed employee’s subsequent losses. In Dench v Flynn & Partners (1998 IDS 621;...

    Be clear on your constructive dismissal requirements

    To establish constructive dismissal, an employee needs to assert that the employer has committed a serious breach of contract. The breach can be an express breach (e.g. a major change to one of the contract terms imposed...