The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has held that an employer’s failure to offer suitable alternative employment to an employee facing redundancy whilst on maternity leave is not necessarily discriminatory. Regulation 10 of the Maternity and Parental Leave Regulations 1999 (“the Regulations”) sets out the requirement.
In August we brought you news of a case where an employee was prevented from working for another competitor until an agreed date following his resignation without notice. The Court of Appeal has upheld a Judge’s decision to grant the injunction despite the fact that the employee will not be paid during the 10 month period. The Judge rightly concluded that the employee was not prevented from returning to the employer who he had left.
Coming after the driest September since 1910, the weather in October has been changeable and you would be forgiven for shunning the British weather and jetting off to somewhat more stable climes during the winter period. Delayed flights are not nice and we have now seen landmark cases which have clarified consumer rights for airline delays.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has granted a restriction of proceedings order against a serial litigant who had brought repeated employment tribunal claims on a vexatious basis. The Order prevents any further claims being submitted for an indefinite period.