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calculating a week’s pay?

Toni & Guys (St Paul’s) Ltd v Georgiou looks at the proper calculation of a week’s pay for the purposes of both the basic and compensatory awards following a finding of unfair dismissal and addresses the impact of the employer’s conduct on compensation. The familiar hairdressing brand operates its business on a franchised basis. In…

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discrimination, appeals and returning to work after maternity leave

A Ms Little joined Richmond Pharmacology in 2006 as an evening receptionist. In 2009 she was promoted to the post of full-time sales executive. Richmond operates in a highly competitive marketplace, relying on personal contacts and dealing with the running of pharmaceutical trials. In September 2009 Ms Little went on maternity leave prior to the…

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appalling incompetence by an employment tribunal, yet the claimant loses out

Elliott v The Joseph Whitworth Centre Ltd is a decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal which demonstrates what can only be described as an abject failure of the judicial process. In his judgment His Honour Judge McMullen QC describes the chronology of relevant events as “sad and disappointing”. Mr Elliott had been working as a…

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consensual termination of employment cannot be assumed

Francis v Pertemps Recruitment Partnership Ltd concerns the dividing line between dismissal and termination of a contract by mutual consent. Mr Francis was a temp in the fortunate position of having a contract of employment with an agency – who supplied him to Transco to do administrative work. When the successors to Transco’s business, SGN,…

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