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MChoice UK Limited v Aalders

In this month’s ENews, we look at when the effective date of termination is, whether an employee that has been absent for more than one year due to sickness and failed to submit a request to take annual leave is…

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust v Hamshore & Others

The Transfer of Undertaking Regulations continue to exercise the courts. Sometimes it benefits an employee if they do not apply. This happened in Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust v Hamshore & Others, UKEAT/0037/11/JOJ, where both limbs of the Regulations were considered.…

Watson v University of Strathclyde

Case Round Up In this month’s E-news we look at the importance of considering bias in internal hearings, cutting employee’s pay and the importance of correctly describing ‘ex gratia’ payments. Apparent bias in appeal hearing breached trust and confidence The case…

R (Bonhoeffer) v General Medical Council

Lawyers are unloved. This is especially true in disciplinary procedures where the prevailing rule is that a colleague or a trade union representative or official can accompany an employee under examination but not an external lawyer. This is endorsed not…

McKie ­v­ Swindon College 2011

In this month’s E­News, we consider the High Court’s decision which has found an ex­employer liable to one of its former employees for careless comments made by the ex­employer’s employee to the current employer, which led to his dismissal; whether…