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Unfair Dismissal and Fixed Term Contracts – Maternity Leave Does Not Extend Expiry Date of Fixed Term Contract

In a recent decision from the  Labour Court ( AKINA DADA WA AFRICA v CLAUDIA HOREAU)  in January 2021, the question arose as to whether there was an actual contract of employment in place at the date of dismissal. The employee argued that that she was still an...
Constructive Dismissal and “TUPE – Employers Beware of Changing Terms and Conditions

Constructive Dismissal and “TUPE – Employers Beware of Changing Terms and Conditions

The case of a Fast Food Manager v A Fast Food Outlet highlights some of the problems which can arise where there is a transfer of a business or part of a business to a new employer and the employee’s terms and conditions are subsequently changed. This may...

Unfair Dismissal- Employee Loses Case Due to Failure to Contact Employer During Sick Leave

In the case of A Porter v A Hospital ADJ-00027151 the employee argued that he had been unfairly dismissed on the grounds of gross misconduct. It was alleged by the employer that the employee had failed to keep in touch with his employer during an absence of 20 weeks,...
Unfair Dismissal – Employers beware of Resignations

Unfair Dismissal – Employers beware of Resignations

The case of A Restaurant Manager v A Restaurant Chain ADJ-00026723 concerned a case of constructive dismissal whereby the employee argued that he was dismissed from his employment at the end of a disciplinary process which crossed over with a request to move him to a...