Labour & European Law Review
19 July 2017
John Lewis plc v Coyne  IRLR 139 EAT
The recent flurry of judicial activity on the scope of an Employment Tribunal's power to interfere with management decisions that are "within a band of reasonable responses" emphasises the difficulties for employees in unfair dismissal cases. But this heartening case illustrates the scope of protection from unfair dismissal in so-called misconduct cases.
Moore v Bude Stratton Town Council  IRLR 676 EAT
In Mr Moore's case against his council employer, the whole question of the extent to which a council is liable for the actions of individual councillors in an employment context is examined.
McNally v Secretary of State for Education (Court of Appeal Unreported Case No: C/2000/2817)
The right to a fair disciplinary hearing may not be guaranteed by the Human Rights Act but employers must act consistently with the ACAS Code and obey the rules of natural justice.
RMT v London Underground Limited (Court of Appeal, 16 February 2001)
Westminster City Council v UNISON (Court of Appeal, 21 March 2001)
The law requires unions to give seven days' notice to employers both before balloting for industrial action and again before taking action following a successful ballot.
European Parliament, 30 from national parliaments and one from the Commission was appointed by the Member States meeting as the European Council in Cologne. The task of this "Convention" was to formulate an EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, to be presented to the European Council meeting in Nice in December 2000.
Chief Constable of West Yorkshire v Vento (2001) IRLR 125
Stenning v Jarman and London Borough of Hackney (unreported; 17.11.2000, EAT/1288/99)
The limits on the amounts Employment Tribunals can award has increased in line with inflation