On 25 June, I referred to the case Gibb. In a sense the case above can be seen as a private sector stable mate of that one. In times of deep suspicion of the bonus culture, this decision of shows that ultimately it is all a matter of contract law and that if necessary a [...]

Employee cannot bring civil claim for losses flowing from dismissal
The High Court holds that a former employee, who succeeded before an employment tribunal with an unfair dismissal claim based on the employer’s handling of the disciplinary procedure, could not rely on the employer’s conduct as giving rise to a free-standing cause of action for breach [...]

In Willoughby v CF Capital plc the court has found that an employee’s suspicion that the employer had made a mistake in sending her a letter of dismissal did not prevent the clear, unambiguous words of dismissal from taking effect, and so could claim to have been dismissed. While ’special circumstances’ may deprive clear words [...]

The Employment Tribunals Service has published its Statistics Report 2009-10, which shows a substantial increase in the number of claims lodged in employment tribunals. The number of claims in 2009-10 rose to 236,100, a 56 per cent increase on the number of claims lodged in 2008-9. The report suggests that the increase is not simply [...]

The Coalition Government has announced that it will consult on introducing a limit on the number of workers from outside the EEC coming to work in the country. An temporary limit will be introduced to avoid a rush of applications before the final limit is set, and to ensure that the number of work visas [...]

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