In this series I’m looking at classic employment law cases of the past that still have something to teach us about employment law today. In this episode we look at Khanum v Mid Glamorgan Area Health Authority  IRLR 215. This is an EAT case from 1978 that makes an interesting – and useful – companion to BHS v Burchell
Going back to 1982, Mears v Safecar Security Ltd is a case about written statements of terms and conditions and what term applies when the employee is off sick and there are no express terms dealing with sickness absence or sick pay.
In this episode we look at the first House of Lords case to consider unfair dismissal – Devis & Sons Ltd v Atkins. This leads to a seriously nerdy discussion of the history of the basic award and how it has influenced the question of reasonableness.
This episode features RSPB v Croucher a case about the scope of the duty to investigate when the employee has already admitted their guilt. We also look at the more recent case of CRO Ports v Wiltshire which shows how Croucher applies today.
In this episode I look at the 2004 House of Lords decision in Archibald v Fife Council. This is one of the leading cases on the duty to make reasonable adjustments and shows just how wide that duty can be.