Labour & European Law Review
03 November 2011
The latest quarterly Employee Outlook survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) shows a "crisis of trust" in senior management, particularly in the public sector.
Employers are required, under the disability discrimination legislation, to make “reasonable adjustments” under certain circumstances. In Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust v Foster, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) said that the adjustment just has to offer “a prospect” of alleviating the disadvantage facing the disabled employee, not a “real prospect”.
Is it possible for an employee to dismiss themselves? The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has just said in Zulhayir v JJ Food Service Ltd that they cannot, even though Mr Zulhayir had failed to respond to a letter from the company stating that it would assume he had resigned unless he got in contact with them.