Termination of employment

Welcome to Allen & Overy’s Employment Talk blog, sharing with you our views and insights on the end of the employment relationship, be it resignation, dismissal or as a result of performance management, and any subsequent litigation, including unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal and wrongful dismissal.

PILONs: Taxing times

Felicity Gemson

When planning to make termination payments to departing employees, you’ll need to build in extra steps, and potentially extra budget, to comply with new tax changes. Get yourself a strong cuppa – and a calculator – in readiness for this whistle-stop tour of the key points. PILONs may cost more Under the new rules, all Read More

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Dismissal of employee for comments on social media

Joanna Pennick

All too often, employees are unaware that negative comments made on social media about the workplace, can form the basis of disciplinary action. This was the case in British Waterways Board (t/a Scottish Canals) v Smith in which the EAT ruled that it was not unfair to dismiss an employee for comments made on Facebook, even though the Read More

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