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Guidance on preparation of investigation reports

In the case of Dronsfield v University of Reading UKEAT/0200/15, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) provided guidance on identified tests of misconduct and the preparation of investigation reports when considering claims for unfair dismissal. The facts of the present case The claimant…

Does the ACAS code apply to all dismissals?

The ACAS Code on disciplinary and grievance procedures expressly provides: The Code does not apply to redundancy dismissals or the non renewal of fixed term contracts on their expiry. Why is it important to follow the ACAS Code? Not only does it…

First instance employment tribunal decisions

From Autumn 2016, first instance employment tribunal decisions will be available online. Previously, the only way to obtain judgements was to attend Bury St Edmunds Employment Tribunal to undertake a manual search. The HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) has advised that…

Brexit and UK immigration

We all know that immigration was one of the central issues in the referendum debate. Citizens of the European Union, and their families, can exercise the right to live and work in other EU states. What happens now we know…

Bonus schemes: are they really discretionary?

Bonus payments tend to form a significant part of an employee’s remuneration package; and therefore, it is important to ensure that any bonus schemes are considered carefully. In most cases, bonus schemes are stated to be discretionary; however, are they…