Monthly Archives: April 2012

Dismissal for Posting Vulgar Comments About a Colleague on Facebook was Fair

We are now seeing a steady stream of cases concerning employees’ use of social media both in and out of the work environment. The Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (the tribunal) has held that an employee who posted obscene comments about a colleague’s promiscuity on his Facebook page was fairly dismissed.  ………… Continue reading

Effective Date of Termination – Employee’s Resignation

You may remember that we wrote about the effective date of termination towards the end of 2011 in the context of employers giving notice of termination to their employees. The underlying message of the case that featured within that article was that once notice of resignation or dismissal has been given, it cannot be withdrawn except by consent unless there are “special circumstances”.  ………. Continue reading


Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Adjustments

Employers are under a duty to make reasonable adjustments to premises or working practices to help disabled applicants and employees where there is a Provision, Criteria or Practice (PCP), physical feature, or lack of an auxiliary aid which puts a disabled person at a substantial disadvantage relating to a relevant matter in comparison to comparable people who are not disabled. Continue reading


Mock Employment Tribunal

In collaboration with the distinguished Ely Place Chambers Floyd Graham & Co present a not to be missed opportunity to experience the workings of an Employment Tribunal at a Mock Employment Tribunal :

  • The environment of an Employment Tribunal
  • How the law is applied to everyday situations
  • Cross-examination of witnesses
  • Factors considered in reaching a decision

Date:  24 May 2012, 8am-12pm          @ The Hilton Hotel, Northampton.

Attendees will be given an information pack relating to the case prior to attendance and a summary of key points and reasons for the decisions on the conclusion of the hearing.

£49 plus VAT per delegate – 50% off subsequent bookings (limited places available)

To reserve your place please contact the Floyd Graham and Co team on or 01604 871143


Day 1 Claims Breakfast Seminar

Employees without the qualifying 1 year’s service cannot usually bring a claim for unfair dismissal in the Employment Tribunal.

Legislation comes into force in April 2012 to increase this to 2 years’ service. But will this really reduce claims? Using practical case studies, our seminar will consider:

  • The potential effect of qualifying service increasing to 2 years and which employees will be affected
  • How to spot potential claims (including automatic unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and discrimination) that employees can bring from day 1 of their employment
  • How to mitigate the risksof employees bringing day 1 claims

Date: 26 April 2012         Time: 8am-10am          Venue: Floyd Graham & Co            Cost: Free

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