Friday, 27 May 2011


Peninsula Business Services Limited has, for as long as I can remember, been a paradigm for employment law advice to commercial organizations.  It generally operates on a subscription basis providing an element of insurance against adverse results in the employment tribunals.

A few days ago I saw a very short report of a judgment in the Employment Appeal Tribunal on 21 April 2011.  An employer’s appeal against the first instance tribunal’s decision - that it had unfairly dismissed three employees - was itself dismissed.

The EAT upheld the lower tribunal’s finding that there had been non-compliance with procedural steps and that the standard of a reasonable employer had not been met, even in the course of internal appeals.

The hapless employer in this case? Step forward.....Peninsula Business Services Limited!!

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