Dismissal of pregnant employee

April 2018

Do you have to reconsider a decision to dismiss an employee if you later find out she is pregnant? 

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Ignorance of employment rights and constructive dismissal

April 2018

A woman who was paid 33 pence per hour as a domestic worker and was unaware of her right to the national minimum wage has been successful in her claim for constructive unfair dismissal under the Employment Rights Act 1996. 

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Expectation to work long hours

April 2018

As an employer you may require your employees to work longer hours from time to time to meet business needs.

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Redundancy bumping

April 2018

“Bumping” is the process of moving an employee whose role is at risk of redundancy into another role, and dismissing the occupier of that role. 

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Duty to disclose relationships

April 2018

The Supreme Court has decided that a head teacher, Ms Reilly was fairly dismissed for gross misconduct, for failing to disclose to her school’s governing authority the fact that she had a close relationship with a sex offender. 

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