HR Issues – A Christmas Carol

On the first day of Christmas, my lovely colleague came to work when they had a bad case of the flu. By the second day of Christmas, despite panic-eating echinacea, I had managed to catch it too. On the third…

Tribunal Tale – Protected conversations

Mishandled protected conversation leads to successful constructive dismissal claim A former employee of a foreign exchange company has successfully claimed constructive unfair dismissal due to the company mishandling a pre-termination negotiation. Section 111A of the Employment Rights Act allows an…

Health & Safety – Company director jailed

Company director jailed following second fatality Mr Thelwall, company director of Thorn Warehousing Ltd, has been jailed following the second workplace fatality to happen under his directorship. The first fatality happened in 2010 when an employee was crushed in a…

Legal Issues – Rest breaks

In Grange v Abellio London Limited the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has stated that there is no requirement for an employee to ask for a rest break, and have that request refused, for there to be a breach of the…