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EAT: employee who might be dismissed for gross misconduct may still be entitled to claim constructive dismissal

An employee is not prevented from resigning and bringing a constructive dismissal claim against a former employer by the fact that the employer may have been preparing a gross misconduct case against him, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled. 27 Aug 2014

Employers can refuse to pay staff and prevent them working elsewhere when they leave in breach of contract, rules High Court

Businesses can prevent employees who resign from working for other companies during their notice period, and during the period that other post-termination restrictive covenants apply, without having to pay them during their notice period, according to a High... 07 Aug 2014

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OTS proposes "radical" restriction of tax relief on termination payments to redundancy cases

The current tax exemption that applies to the first £30,000 of a payment made on termination of employment should be withdrawn and replaced with a new relief available in cases of statutory redundancy only, according to the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS).... 05 Aug 2014

EAT: clause in contract deducting a month's pay for failure to work notice not an unenforceable 'penalty clause'

A clause in a contract of employment permitting an employer to deduct one month's pay in respect of a departing employee's failure to work her notice period was not a 'penalty clause', and was therefore enforceable, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has... 17 Jun 2014

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