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Yearly Archives: 2016

Employee fairly dismissed for refusing Christmas overtime

Background The Claimant worked at Bramble Foods Limited (“the Company”) which produces and sells Christmas goods and hampers. The Company’s busiest time is from mid-September in the run up to …

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“Insensitive and perfunctory” redundancy consultations

Background The Claimant was employed as a Director at BNP Paribas Real Estate (“the Company”) and had worked there for 41 years. In 2014, the Claimant was identified as at …

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Importance of reasonableness

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Tykocki v Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has decided that an Employment Tribunal erred when finding that a dismissal …

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Rest breaks and the Working Time Regulations

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Grange v Abellio London Ltd has held that a worker does not need to request a rest break to which he is …

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Airline indirectly discriminated against breastfeeding mothers

Background The two Claimants were crew members who had recently returned from maternity leave and were still breastfeeding. EasyJet’s roster system states that there is no restriction on the length …

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