The Range of Reasonable Responses Podcast » Podcasts
By Darren Newman
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||CleanEmployment Law Classics – 17. Webb v Emo Air Cargo Ltd||Webb v Emo Air Cargo Ltd is the story of how pregnancy discrimination became established as a claim in its own right. Along the way we take in: Turley v Allders Department Stores Ltd  ICR 6 Hayes v Malleable … Continue reading →||2 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmployment Law Classics – 16. Addis v Gramophone Co Ltd||We’re going seriously deep into the archives for this one with the 1909 decision in Addis v Gramophone Company Ltd. In this case the House of Lords looked at the compensation due to an employee who was dismissed without notice … Continue reading →||14 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmployment Law Classics – 15. United Bank Ltd v Akhtar||This case is about mobility clauses – and the implied terms that limit their application. It’s a neat illustration of an employer thinking that because the contract says they can do something, they don’t have to worry about how they … Continue||5 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmployment Law Classics – 14. W Brooks & Son v Skinner||In a special yuletide edition we talk about W Brooks & Son v Skinner  IRLR 379. It’s not exactly a classic – but it is about dismissing someone who got drunk at a Christmas party – and in December … Continue reading →||12 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmployment Law Classics – 13. East Lindsay District Council v Daubney||In this episode we look at dismissal for long-term absence. The classic explanation of how a fair employer should approach the issue is East Lindsay District Council v Daubney but the law has moved on a bit since then and we … Continue reading →||26 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmployment Law Classics – 12. Abernathy v Mott, Hay and Henderson||After a summer break its back to 1974 to look at how we determine the reason for dismissal. Abernathy v Mott, Hay and Henderson tells us to look at what is going on in the mind of the employer – … Continue reading →||14 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmployment Law Classics – 11. Williams v Compair Maxam Ltd||This episode looks the classic redundancy selection case of Williams v Compair Maxam Ltd. With redundancies increasingly run as though they are recruitment exercises, how relevant is this 1982 EAT decision today? Well, things many not have changed as||7 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmployment Law Classics – 10. Griggs v Duke Power Co||We cross the Atlantic in this episode for the case that invented the concept of indirect discrimination – Griggs v Duke Power This is the origin story of indirect discrimination – the case that was used as the basis for the … Continue reading →||12 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmployment Law Classics – 9. James v Waltham Holy Cross UBC||Here is a case that you may think you’ve never heard of – but it contains the classic test of fairness when it comes to dismissing someone for poor performance or incompetence. Behind the legal principle, James v Waltham Holy Cross … Continue rea||31 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmployment Law Classics – 8. Iceland Frozen Foods Ltd v Jones||Since this is one of the key cases setting out the Range of Reasonable Responses test it has a place close to my heart: Iceland Frozen Foods Ltd v Jones is so fundamental to the law of unfair dismissal it almost … Continue reading →||22 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent Resource for HR Professionals
These podcasts, by a top employment lawyer, are great for those studying for CIPD and related HR qualifications - particularly the "Classic Cases". Key cases are discussed and explained in a clear but light and chatty manner, with their historical context explained and their implications for employment law today. Great for a commute or as an alternative to ploughing through a textbook!