Monthly Archives: December 2015

Mother Dismissed for Absenteeism Wins Tribunal Claims

A call-centre worker who was dismissed for gross misconduct after she was absent from work when her baby daughter was in hospital has won her claims of sex discrimination and unfair dismissal (Van Heeswyk v One Call Insurance Services Limited). … Continue reading

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Fit for Work

Employers are reminded that, as of 22 July 2015, GPs across England and Wales can make referrals to the Fit for Work service, so you may be contacted by the service regarding a member of staff who is absent on … Continue reading

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How Do Holiday and Sick Leave Interact? Tribunal Gives Guidance

The interaction between sick leave and annual holiday leave poses a tricky problem for employers. In Plumb v Duncan Print Group Limited, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has clarified the position for employees who have to take prolonged periods off … Continue reading

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Child Welfare Prevails in Overseas Relocation Dispute

The welfare of children is always of paramount importance in family cases and the Court of Appeal has emphasised the point in a case in which a mother sought to move abroad with her 12-year-old daughter against the wishes of … Continue reading

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Court Comes to Aid of Foreign Surrogacy Couple

Anyone thinking of starting a family by entering into a foreign surrogacy arrangement should take careful note of a High Court case in which a well-meaning couple ended up in a legal tangle due to their ignorance of the law. Twin … Continue reading

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