with prejudice

In Gallop v Newport City Council the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an inadvertent disclosure while giving evidence that there had been “without prejudice” negotiations did not waive privilege, and a tribunal should not have taken them into account when assessing an award of compensation. The point came out of an unfair dismissal case…

new (or maybe not so new) proposals to "streamline employment law"

In our June newsletter I outlined what changes were to be expected as a result of the Government’s review of employment law. If anything, what has now emerged is an even more diluted version of what was anticipated in the sense that the proposed changes will be the subject of numerous consultations, rather than firm…

August employment news from abroad

Welcome to the Employment Solutions Blog from Saint Martin de Gurson (a small village between Bordeaux and Bergerac in South West France). As I hope you’ll understand this month’s report is a condensed version of the usual monthly report but I hope that you find some items of interest. 1. what happens if a claimant…

award of nearly 1m pounds for race discrimination and unfair dismissal

A former NHS worker, Elliot Browne, has been awarded £933,115 in compensation for race discrimination and unfair dismissal. Mr Browne was a divisional director at Central Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust until he was dismissed in 2008. An employment tribunal sitting in Manchester found that Mr Browne had been subjected to discriminatory treatment in the…

400,000 pounds award for disability discrimination

Jonathan Jones was dismissed by his employer, Jewson, five months after he suffered a stroke. He was the branch manager of their Cardigan branch and had worked for the company for 22 years. His employer relied on incapacity as a potentially fair reason for dismissal. Unfair dismissal law provides that employment may be terminated on…