Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with three cases: One case looks at the "suitability test" to establish whether the employer acted in good faith; the second case looks at constructive dismissal; and the third case addresses the question of whether employers can terminate disobedient employees for cause.
Archives for March 2016
Every time you breathe, you are taking a risk – but usually, the potential for harm is greater if you don’t breathe. (There are exceptions, such as when your head is under water without a breathing mask.) Every time you make a decision, you are taking a risk – creating or modifying the level of a risk. So we are taking risk all the time, in pretty much every facet of our personal and professional lives. But, I think we all know that when faced with the same situation, some will act one way and others another way.
The applicant alleged that she was terminated when on her first day of work she disclosed to her manager, Ms. Cinzia Conforti, that she was pregnant. In contrast, the respondents attributed her termination to the applicant’s alleged request to work part-time, although she had been newly hired for a full-time position.