Author Archives: Darren Newman

About Darren Newman

Employment law consultant, trainer, writer and anorak

10. James v Waltham Holy Cross UBC

Here is a case that you may think you’ve never heard of – but it contains the classic test of fairness when it comes to dismissing someone for poor performance or incompetence. Behind the legal principle, James v Waltham Holy Cross … Continue reading

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9. Iceland Frozen Foods Ltd v Jones

Since this is one of the key cases setting out the Range of Reasonable Responses test it has a place close to my heart: Iceland Frozen Foods Ltd v Jones is so fundamental to the law of unfair dismissal it almost … Continue reading

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8. Carmichael & anor v National Power plc

Employment status is in the news – but there is nothing new about the issue. Carmichael & anor v National Power is about whether power station tour guides were employees. What does the case tell us about ‘looking at the … Continue reading

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7. Delabole Slate Ltd v Berriman

It’s time we talked about TUPE – No really, its fine. Delabole Slate Ltd v Berriman is a nice and neat Court of Appeal case about just what is meant by an ETO reason. That’s the reason you have to establish to … Continue reading

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6. Western Excavating v Sharp

This episode looks at Western Excavating v Sharp – the case defines what ‘constructive dismissal’ means in unfair dismissal law. We look at how the case could have been decided differently and see how the Court of Appeal’s ruling paved … Continue reading

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5. High Heels and Sex Discrimination

Following the Women and Equalities Committee report: High Heels and Workplace Dress Codes, this episode looks at how case law has approached the issue of dress codes and sex discrimination. Key cases featured: Peake v Automotive Products Schmidt v Austics … Continue reading

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4. James v Eastleigh Borough Council

The chilling tale of a man forced to pay 75p to go swimming. James v Eastleigh Borough Council actually says important things about how direct discrimination law works. But what impact does it have on recent cases such as  Taiwo … Continue reading

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