Labour & European Law Review
19 November 2014
The Modern Slavery Bill started its second reading in the House of Lords earlier this week, following its passage through the House of Commons.
Although the outcome of an internal appeal can alter the effective date of termination, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held in Rabess v London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority that it will only do so if the internal appeal is successful.
Before deciding whether to start disciplinary proceedings, employers have to carry out a reasonable investigation within the band of reasonable decisions open to them and which is reasonable in all the circumstances.