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  • Posted on February 17, 2017
    First instance employment tribunal judgments are now available online.

    Employment Appeal Tribunal judgments have been available online for some time but the availability of first instance decisions is new. The earliest available judgment dates back to May 2015 and it is understood that judgments are being added gradually.
    Posted in: Employment
  • Posted on February 16, 2017
    A rather unique divorce case was heard in the Court of Appeal on Tuesday this week, fittingly on Valentine’s Day. Mrs Tini Owens brought an appeal against an earlier ruling which stated that she could not divorce her husband of 39 years.
    Posted in: Family
  • Posted on February 15, 2017
    In the 2013 study by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) (now re-named the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (BEIS) on Payment of Tribunal Awards, only around 49% of successful claimants had been paid the compensation awarded by an employment tribunal in full.
    Posted in: Employment
  • Posted on February 1, 2017
    In Creighton v Together Housing Association Ltd ET/2400978/2016 the employment tribunal has held that an employer fairly dismissed an employee upon discovering that he had posted derogatory comments about his employer and his colleagues some years previously.
  • Posted on January 30, 2017
    In Department for Work and Pensions v Brindley UKEAT/0123/16, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that it had jurisdiction to hear a second disability discrimination claim despite the parties settling a previous claim under a COT3. A COT3 is an agreement which records the terms of settlement of an employment tribunal claim, or potential claim.