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19 April 2016

Constructive dismissal: raising performance-related concerns with sick employee amounted to a repudiatory breach of contract

The EAT has upheld a decision that an employer committed a repudiatory breach of an employee's contract of employment by raising performance concerns during a period of sick leave (Private Medicine Intermediaries Ltd v Hodkinson and others, EAT). ...

19 April 2016

Maternity leave: no obligation to provide childcare vouchers under a salary sacrifice scheme during maternity leave

In Peninsula Business Services Ltd v Donaldson the EAT held that employers are under no statutory obligation to provide childcare vouchers under a salary sacrifice scheme during periods of maternity leave. Anna Lintner, Counsel for Peninsula Busin...

19 April 2016

Bonus discretion post-Braganza: a review of Patural v DB Services (UK) Ltd and Hills v Niksun Inc

In an article first published by Thomson Reuters, Managing Associate, Annabel Mackay, considers how employers' discretionary decision-making has been affected by the Supreme Court decision in Braganza v BP Shipping Ltd. The article considers the r...

19 April 2016

Disciplinary action for promoting religious views in the workplace was not discriminatory

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld a decision that disciplining an employee for promoting her religious beliefs at work was not discriminatory. Employers are entitled to discipline employees for inappropriate manifestations of their religio...

19 April 2016

Whistle-blowing complaints: substance not form?

In an article first published by Thomson Reuters, Managing Associate, Annabel Mackay, reflects on recent trends in the whistle-blowing arena and considers the recent EAT decisions in Morgan v Royal MENCAP Society and Kilraine v London Borough of W...