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Student Lawyer Blog: Can agency workers make whistleblowing claims?

Case: McTigue v University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust UKEAT/0354/15 A whistleblower is defined as an individual who raises concerns about misconduct or wrongdoing within an organisation. Whistleblowers are afforded a certain amount of protection and can make claims to an Employment Tribunal after being dismissed or victimised following a [...]

By | 2018-11-30T10:05:52+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Employment Disputes, Student Case Blogs|

Is a Partner in a Law Firm to be a ‘Worker’ within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996?

Clyde & Co LLP and another v Bates van Winkelhof The General Issues: What is the Importance of being a ‘worker’? The legal status, and rights therein, afforded to ‘workers’ is far more beneficial than that given to others, except for ‘employees’. This is why, in 2017, Deliveroo riders opposed [...]

By | 2018-11-21T11:19:48+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Employment Disputes, Personal Injury, Student Case Blogs|

Can employees disclose confidential information acquired during their employment if it is in the public interest?

Case: Initial Services Ltd v Putterill and another [1968] 1 QB 396 By Stefanie Stefanova General rule: Employees must not disclose to a third party any confidential information which they have acquired during the course of their employment. The information belongs to the employer and should be kept confidential. Exceptions: [...]

By | 2018-11-21T11:19:55+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Student Case Blogs|

Student Lawyer Blog: How Does The Court Determine Whether Dismissal From Work Is Fair?

Case: British Home Stores Ltd v Burchell [1978] ICR 303 (EAT) Facts Miss Burchell was an employee at British Home Stores which had a scheme in place for staff purchases.   The store suspected that Miss Burchell was abusing the scheme which led to her dismissal following investigations conducted by [...]

By | 2018-10-02T15:23:47+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Student Case Blogs|

Student Lawyer Blog: Can employers use cumulative incidences as reasons for dismissal?

Case: Robinson v Combat Stress [2014] UKEAT 0310_14_0572 Facts: Miss Robinson was a registered Mental Health Nurse at Combat Stress – a facility that provided therapy for military veterans of both sexes. She was dismissed because of three events that Combat Stress perceived to be cumulative. The events were: 1)     [...]

By | 2018-08-13T16:02:30+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Student Case Blogs|

Student Lawyer Blog: Can You Claim Compensation If You Walk into a Road and Are Hit By a Car?

Case: Sabir v Osei-Kwabena [2015] EWCA Civ 1213 by Isam Rumzan Facts The claimant, a pregnant woman, exited from a car and walked to the rear of it before stepping out into the road in order to cross. The claimant did not stop at the kerbside before crossing out into [...]

By | 2018-07-18T10:40:18+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Student Case Blogs|

Student Lawyer Blog: Can Employers Give Multiple Reasons for Dismissal?

Case: Smith v Glasgow City District Council [1987] ICR 796 by Gina Skandari, Student Lawyer Mr Smith worked at Glasgow City Council as a deputy General Manager in the Building and Works Department. The director of this department resigned but his post remained vacant; Mr Smith took over his duties alongside his [...]

By | 2018-06-11T19:55:58+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Student Case Blogs|

Student Lawyer Blog: The Tipping Point for the MIB – Could You Have An RTA Claim Against An ‘Off Road Vehicle’

Case: Lewington v The Motor Insurers’ Bureau [2017] EWHC 2848 (Comm) By Hennah Abbas - Student Lawyer   Be it a tractor knocking you off a ladder or a mobility scooter driving into you, for years the Motor Insurers’ Bureau have relied and succeeded with the defence that ‘off road [...]

By | 2018-06-11T20:02:10+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Student Case Blogs|