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Industrial Tribunal Delivers an Award on a Dismissal of a Worker During his Notice Period
Employment and Industrial Relations

Industrial Tribunal Delivers an Award on a Dismissal of a Worker During his Notice Period

In the Industrial Tribunal case with number 4196/HW, the applicant claimed that he had been unfairly dismissed from his position with the respondent employer in the aftermath of his resignation, whilst he was working his notice period, and that he was owed a sum of money from commissions and unutilised leave. Firstly, the applicant argued that he had resigned from the workplace and was then dismissed by the employer during his notice period, and therefore the Industrial Tribunal should thus vary the reason for termination from a dismissal to a resignation. Following the plea raised by the defendant company, that…
Jake Buttigieg
6th March 2024
Employment and Industrial Relations

Court of Appeal Upholds Dismissal Decision and Affirms Jurisdiction Limits

In case 161/2022/LM, delivered on 11th October 2023, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Industrial Tribunal, which found justifiable reasons for dismissal. Following the Tribunal's conclusion that the grounds for dismissal presented by the defendant company were justified, and consequently, the dismissal was fair, the former employee contested this decision in front of the Court of Appeal. The ex-employee requested the Court to overturn the Tribunal's decision, arguing that the Tribunal had not correctly assessed the evidence. In response, the company contended that the appeal was frivolous and vexatious as no point of law had been raised.…
Kristen Camilleri
16th October 2023
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Court of Appeal Rejects Employee’s Claim for Unfair Dismissal

On the 15th of September 2023, the Court of Appeal (Inferior Jurisdiction) (Appeal Number: 155/2022 LM) reversed the Industrial Tribunal’s decision that had previously considered that the plaintiff had been unfairly dismissed from his employment with a bank. The Court was tasked with deciding on the employee’s allegations during proceedings which primarily related to claiming discriminatory treatment and unfair dismissal. The employee had embarked on a year-long career break during his employment with the bank after having first obtained permission from management in compliance with the Collective Agreement then in place. The bone of contention revolved around the way in…