Update- Ambiguous notice does not constitute resignation

In the case of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust v Levy, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) examined the Claimant, Ms Levy’s, correspondence in order to determine whether or not it constituted her resignation. Ms Levy worked in the Respondent’s…

Employee References

ACAS has this month released some new guidance for employers on providing references for job applicants. In general, an employer can choose whether to provide a reference or not and what information to include in that reference. Only certain industries…

Fraud in Construction Adjudication

Introduction This blog considers the extent to which an adjudicator can decide an issue of fraud which amounts to the subject matter of an adjudication or arises in an adjudication referred under the Act[1]. It further considers the related issues…

Construction Case Update – Adjudication – Part 4 of 2018

The Enforcement of Adjudicators’ Awards under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996: Part 4 of 2018 Kenneth T. Salmon and Katy Ormston This article forms Part 4 of the series of articles continuing the reporting and review of cases on…

Update – Agency Workers

In the case of Matei v Brooknight Guarding Limited, the EAT considered whether an employee on a zero hours contract could be an agency worker if his position with the ‘end user’ was temporary rather than permanent. The Respondent in…

The dangers of DIY Wills

If you choose to either draw up your own will or use an “off the shelf” DIY will kit it will undoubtebly cost you less than had you used the services of a solicitor. However, it is quite possible that…

BA Data Breach

British Airways has promised to compensate customers after 380,000 payments cards have been compromised after what the Company are calling a “sophisticated” theft of data from the BA website and app over a two week period from 10.58pm on 21…

Allocating risk under Building Contracts

Parties to a building contract are required to deal with a variety of risks that may affect them during a construction project. Some risks are common to most building projects but others may be project specific. It is imperative when…