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Long Term Sickness

Rochford v WNS Global Services In this case when Mr Rochford came back from sick leave his Company did not allow him to return to his previous role and reduced his duties, however his pay remained the same. Mr Rochford subsequently refused to do any work and was dismissed by his employer for gross misconduct. An Employment…

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Disability Discrimination

The recent tribunal case of  Schofield v Manchester Airport Group plc, considered the issue of disability discrimination where an employer imposes tests to ensure that staff are competent. Mr Schofield was employed by the Airport as a Security Officer.  He had dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia which, together, amounted to a disability. After Mr Schofield…

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Monitoring Emails

A recent decision by the European Court of Human Rights (in Bărbulescu v Romania) has emphasised that where an employer monitors an employee’s emails, without communicating to the employee that it is doing so, then this will constitute a breach of Article 8 Right to Privacy.  Public Sector organisations must have clear, defined policies, setting…

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In the recent case of Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth, the High Court considered whether it was reasonable to suspend a teacher, to allow for a fair misconduct investigation to take place or if this constituted a repudiatory breach of the implied term of trust and confidence, therefore allowing the teacher to resign and…

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