Constructive unfair dismissal and gross misconduct

David Leslie on holiday pay

Can an employee resign in response to the employer’s conduct and claim constructive unfair dismissal if they have committed gross misconduct or breached their contract of employment? The Employment Appeal Read more…

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Posted on Sep 30th, 2014 by Lyons Davidson

Sickness absence policy and disability related absence: to adjust or not to adjust?

sickness absence policy

The question of whether an employer should adjust trigger points for disciplinary action under their attendance policies in respect of disabled employees was at the centre of the recent Employment Read more…

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Posted on Sep 23rd, 2014 by Lyons Davidson

Post-termination restrictions in employment contracts: what happens if they are breached?

employment contracts

Many employment contracts contain covenants that restrict an employee’s actions after the employment has come to an end (usually for a specified period of time). Restrictive covenants Examples of this Read more…

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Posted on Sep 11th, 2014 by Lyons Davidson

Redundancy criteria should have been adjusted although disabled employee would still have been dismissed

disabled employee

The duty to make reasonable adjustments in relation to a disabled employee is generally intended to help the employee from being placed at a disadvantage in relation to getting or Read more…

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Posted on Sep 4th, 2014 by Lyons Davidson

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