Consultation is under way to introduce multi-ground discrimination legislation in Guernsey, yet one case shows that, at present
It was over 5 years ago that the States of Guernsey passed its disability strategy, with promises that work on drafting a new equality ordinance would take place in 2014.
Stress can be both the cause of, and a symptom of, problems in the workplace that can give rise to claims both in the Employment Tribunal and the Royal Court...
This memorandum considers the requirements for a fair investigation as part of a disciplinary process at work, including what amounts to a reasonable investigation, the different roles ...
Employers are frequently uncertain whether they can lawfully suspend an employee when a potential gross misconduct issue first comes to light.
Guernsey is a separate legal jurisdiction from the UK. It has its own employment laws and, due to its size, controls are in place regulating who can live and work in the Island.
A recent Guernsey employment tribunal case examined the nature of live-in employees who might be called upon to do occasional night duties.
We have emphasised in various articles
the importance of having a fair reason and
proper procedure in place when dismissing
Yes, according to the eccentric former Channel 4 racing pundit, John McCririck now aged 73.
According to Guernsey’s Employment Tribunal in a recent decision, it is tantamount to gross misconduct and a fair reason to dismiss, providing an employer adopts a fair procedure.
Colette Hunt’s article When might an employee be found to have contributed to their own dismissal?
Emma Parr reviews a recent Guernsey Employment Tribunal ruling that demonstrates how vital it is for employers to ensure their selection pool is correctly identified, selection criteria are objective and verifiable and that the consultation process should be genuine.
Collas Crill recently acted for the NSPCC in defending claims for unfair dismissal brought by four of its former employees.
In a recent decision Guernsey’s Employment and Discrimination Tribunal dismissed an applicant’s claim for unfair dismissal and held that the respondent employer had acted reasonably in treating the applicant’s misconduct as a sufficient reason for his dismissal.
Much has been made of the recent Court of Appeal decision relating to the dismissal of Sharon Shoesmith from her post as director of Haringey Children's Services.
Generally speaking, an employee who works wholly or mainly in Guernsey and who has been continuously employed for at least one year has the right under Guernsey law not to be unfairly dismissed.
The Ogier Guernsey employment law team, headed by Advocate Simon Davies, scored another impressive victory recently in an employment tribunal case emanating from the sale of CI Traders Limited, (“CI Traders”).