A Court of Appeal decision confirms that where an employer has set out a formal contractual disciplinary procedure, it is bound by the terms of that procedure. In this case the employee had appealed against the imposition of a written warning and the employer contemplated increasing the severity of that sanction, which would lead to […]
Employers considering a business reorganisation should take note of an EAT decision which held that an employer failed in its duty to make reasonable adjustments when it did not adjust certain redundancy criteria that placed a disabled employee at a substantial disadvantage. This was despite the fact that the failure would have made no difference […]
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that as at 31st December 2006 a law firm’s mandatory retirement age of 65 for partners was a proportionate means of achieving the legitimate aims of workforce planning and staff retention. The retirement age was objectively justified and did not amount to direct age […]
A Court of Appeal decision provides a stark reminder that restrictive covenants must be carefully thought through and worded, with rigorous consideration given to the underlying intention and drafting of the clause. The Court of Appeal overturned the High Court’s decision to read words into a non-compete covenant and held that the only intepretation available […]
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