Author Archives: Darren Newman

About Darren Newman

Employment law consultant, trainer, writer and anorak

21. Linfood Cash and Carry v Thomson

This week’s episode looks at Linfood Cash and Carry v Thomson & anor. This case from 1989 gives guidance to employers relying on anonymous evidence in disciplinary cases. To see how that guidance is used in practice we also consider … Continue reading

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20. RSPB v Croucher

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 … Continue reading

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19. Archibald v Fife Council

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. … Continue reading

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18. Webb v Emo Air Cargo Ltd

Webb v Emo Air Cargo Ltd is the story of how pregnancy discrimination became established as a claim in its own right. Along the way we take in: Turley v Allders Department Stores Ltd [1980] ICR 6 Hayes v Malleable … Continue reading

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17. Addis v Gramophone Co Ltd

We’re going seriously deep into the archives for this one with the 1909 decision in Addis v Gramophone Company Ltd. In this case the House of Lords looked at the compensation due to an employee who was dismissed without notice … Continue reading

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16. United Bank Ltd v Akhtar

This case is about mobility clauses  – and the implied terms that limit their application. It’s a neat illustration of an employer thinking that because the contract says they can do something, they don’t have to worry about how they … Continue reading

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15. W Brooks & Son v Skinner

In a special yuletide edition we talk about W Brooks & Son v Skinner [1984] IRLR 379. It’s not exactly a classic – but it is about dismissing someone who got drunk at a Christmas party – and in December … Continue reading

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