Labour & European Law Review 23 October 2019
The government has issued guidance for people looking to return to work focusing on those who have taken a break of over a year for caring reasons (..).
When claiming unfair dismissal for making a protected disclosure (blowing the whistle), claimants have to show a “reasonable belief” that it was made in the “public interest”. In Okwu v Rise Community Action the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the issue for tribunals was not whether the information disclosed was true but whether the claimant reasonably believed it to be in the public interest (...).
The law states that, once the Early Conciliation process has come to an end, claimants have one month in which to lodge their tribunal claim. In Pearce v Merrill Lynch, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that if the claimant has not adhered to the three-month time limit in which to submit their claim, they cannot then benefit from the one-month extension (...).