Employment Law Bulletin September 2014



We are back after a short summer break. With memories of sun loungers, ice cream and World Cup failure already fading, what better away to welcome autumn than with a fresh batch of employment law news?

As ever, there is a rich selection of cases to peruse…

Warnings and past offences

Sweeney (deceased) v Strathclyde Fire Board

Employers are often uncertain about what they can (and cannot) take into account during the disciplinary process. Here, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) looked at a situation in which an employer had factored into its dismissal decision a warning the employee had received after the misconduct that he was dismissed for had taken place.