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!!