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What is the Legal Basis of, and Defences Against, Constructive Dismissal?

Constructive dismissal is provided both at common law (Western Excavating (ECC) Ltd v Sharp [1978] ICR 221) and under statute through section 95(1)(c) of the Employment Rights Act 1996. This sets out that an employee is classed a ...


How is Unfair and Wrongful Dismissal Compensated?

**Unfair Dismissal** Section 118 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 sets out that compensation for unfair dismissal is calculated on two levels: - a basic award; and - a compensatory award. On a simplistic basis, this is...


Can a Sex Discrimination Claim be Brought Against a Residential Home Who Do Not Want Male Employees?

Discrimination claims are bought on the basis of a protectable characteristic as set out under s.4 Equality Act. The relevant characteristic to this question is sex, which is defined under s.11 of the Act. The issue here is one of...


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