Posts Tagged “unfair dismissal”

2015 increase in employment tribunal compensation limits

by Laurie Anstis on February 16, 2015

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2015 has now been published, giving the compensation limits that will apply¬†from 6 April 2015. The most significant items are that the limit on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal will increase from (…)

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Unfair dismissal and article 30 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

by Laurie Anstis on June 30, 2014

I’d always thought that unfair dismissal law in Europe was simply a matter for national governments, with no EU directives or other measures requiring particular protection for employees. I was surprised, therefore, to come across article 30 of the Charter (…)

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Constructive dismissal – affirmation of contract

by Laurie Anstis on June 19, 2014

Constructive dismissal is one of the most important and complex concepts of employment law. As is well known, a constructive dismissal arises when an employee resigns in response to a fundamental breach of contract by the employer – but the (…)

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When will the reduced cap on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal come into force?

by Laurie Anstis on July 8, 2013

Some time in July, the Unfair Dismissal (Variation of the Limit of Compensatory Award) Order 2013 will come into force. This will reduce the cap on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal to the lower of ¬£72,400 and 52 weeks’ (…)

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One Man, Two Guvnors – outsourcing and employment law

by Laurie Anstis on April 24, 2013

When work is outsourced, an employee will often be accountable both to their employer and to the client they are working for. For instance, a chef might work at a canteen which his or her employer runs for one of (…)

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