Labour & European Law Review
05 October 2016
A new study by the London School of Economics has found evidence of a glass ceiling for women in terms of income distribution.
Using tax data from eight countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Spain and the UK), the authors of the study looked for the first time at the gender composition of those with top incomes from all sources, not just earnings.
When considering unfair dismissal claims tribunals have to decide whether the employer’s reason for dismissal was the true reason and if the employer acted reasonably in dismissing for that reason. In Dronsfield v University of Reading, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that where the reason for dismissal was misconduct, this required a consideration of the contractual definition and whether the conclusions of the investigatory report were objectively fair.
Employees have the right to appeal against a decision taken by their employer following a disciplinary hearing to dismiss them. In Folkestone Nursing Home Ltd v Patel, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that where, following a successful appeal, the decision to dismiss is revoked, it is implicit that a contract would be revived in those circumstances.