Employment Act 2002: Cedric de Lisser warns of unforeseen hazards
The rights and procedures introduced by the Employment Rights Act 2002 are not as rigid as may first appear. It remains possible for employers to defeat a finding of automatically unfair dismissal, for employees to benefit from extensions of time long after they have submitted their grievance, and even to exploit to either party's advantage the conflicts between the grievance and disciplinary procedures. A recent case before the Employment Appeal Tribunal has also identified a potential chasm in the statutory requirement to provide a grievance.
As a result of the decision in the recently decided case of Alexander v Bridgen Enterprises Ltd  ICR ...