In the first of a new series of posts, we examine a number of interesting Employment Tribunal judgments that were published between 17 April 2017 and 23 April 2017, including:

  1. McDonnell v City of London Corporation (ET/2206629/2016) – the Employment Tribunal held that Ms McDonnell, a former employee of City of London Corporation, had been dismissed from her employment due to protected disclosures that she had made
  2. Bvuure v Saffron Care Homes Limited (ET/3200903/2016) – the Employment Tribunal held that Ms Bvuure had not been constructively dismissed or discriminated against by her employer by the manner in which a grievance process was conducted
  3. Kwai v The Governing Body of Morpeth School & anor (ET/3200660/16) – the Employment Tribunal held that Mr Kwai was fairly dismissed from his employment after the an incident involving a serious altercation between Mr Kwai and another staff member, the exchange of abusive and provocative language, and a fight whilst other staff and students were on school premises
  4. Lawrence v Newlaw Legal Limited (ET/2300423/2016) – the Employment Tribunal held that a solicitor had been unfairly and wrongfully dismissed by her employer (due to a failure to carry out a fair investigation), but that reductions may be made to any award made to account for Polkey and contributory fault issues
  5. Itoya v Indigo Park Services UK Limited – the Employment Tribunal held that Mr Itoya had not been constructively unfairly dismissed, harassed or discriminated against by immigration checks carried out or the grievance process undertaken
  6. McFarlane & anor v Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore Limited – the Employment Tribunal held that the claimants were not dismissed because they had made protected disclosures but because of a genuine redundancy situation
  7. Collier v Graveney Trust – the Employment Tribunal held that an administrative officer at a school was fairly dismissed after there was an altercation between the administrative officer and a number of students

About Redmans Employment Team

Redmans Employment Team deal with employment matters for both employers and employees, including drafting employment contracts and policies, advising employers and employees on compromise agreements, handling day-to-day HR issues, advising on restructures, and handling Employment Tribunal cases for both employers and employees

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