Student lawyer Joanna Garvey-Smith assesses if the misplacement of a stool could breach workplace health and safety regulations in the case of Robinson v Midland Bank Plc  10 WLUK 748 and asks “If an employee is hurt in a seemingly trivial workplace accident such as tripping over a stool, are [...]
Student lawyer Joanna Garvey-Smith assesses how the law categorises victims in the case of Hunter v British Coal Corp  Q.B. 140;  2 WLUK 195 (CA (Civ Div)) and asks “If an employee is killed in a workplace accident, can a colleague seek compensation for psychiatric injury?” Background Hunter [...]
If You are Given Notice Shortly before Completing the One-Year Qualifying Period, Can You Claim Unfair Dismissal?
Student lawyer Joanna Garvey-Smith assesses the computation of time in the case of Pacitti Jones v Claire O'Brien  CSIH 56 and asks “If You are Given Notice Shortly before Completing the One-Year Qualifying Period, Can You Claim Unfair Dismissal?” The Facts Ms O'Brien started working for the Glasgow-based estate [...]
Student lawyer Joanna Garvey-Smith assesses the case of S.A Hogg v Dover College  ICR 39 (EAT) and asks "If an Employer drastically changes your Terms of Employment, can you claim Unfair Dismissal while still working under the new Contract?" Facts Mr Hogg was Head of History at Dover College, [...]