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Norbert Dentressangle Logistics Limited v Hutton
Norbert Dentressangle Logistics Limited v Hutton UKEATS/0011/13/B
The claimant was dismissed in January 2012, the EDT being 18 January. He attended an appeal hearing in the February, which was dismissed in March, and he lodged his claim of unfair dismissal on 30 May, thus 6 weeks
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In AB v Chief Constable (2014), A obtained a new job, which was conditional on receipt of a satisfactory reference. AB had been off sick for about six months, following the instigation of a disciplinary investigation into suspected misconduct. His Manager agreed to provide a standard reference and not to continue the disciplinary proceedings. The reference request sought details of AB's sickness record in the last 12 months, his reason for leaving and anything further that might be relevant. A standard reference was provided which confirmed the dates of employment, job title, that it was not the employer's policy to provide any further information and a disclaimer of liability for the content of the reference. The job offer was confirmed and AB resigned.Read more... Link
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Employment Tribunal Awards
Until 1999 the statutory maximum limits on monetary awards, which employment tribunals could make, were fixed on a somewhat haphazard and irregular basis. This has now been changed. The Secretary of State must now make annual orders to index-link most maximum limits by reference to changes in RPI for September, up or down, in each year.
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