Grievances

Contacting employees while on sick leave

Rhiannon Bail

Can employers make contact with employees on sick leave? This question was addressed by the EAT in Private Medicine Intermediaries Ltd and others v Hodkinson, which ruled that in certain circumstances contact may amount to a repudiatory breach of contract and constructive dismissal. Read More

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A wider right to be accompanied?

Rhiannon Bail

An employee facing misconduct allegations or disciplinary action may feel strongly about having their chosen companion at an investigatory or disciplinary hearing. Is it a breach of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence to deny them their choice of companion? Yes, according to the High Court, reminding employers of the need to accommodate Read More

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