Paul Tapsell's Employment Cases

Successful defence against a bogus unfair dismissal claim

Paul acted for a solicitor responding to an unfair dismissal arising from an alleged Public Interest Disclosure. The Claimant had been a Legal Secretary who alleged that the employer had been routinely marking up disbursements and avoiding VAT liability over an extended period. The Claimant said that the issue had been raised with the employer Continue reading

Compensation for unfair dismissal

Paul represented an employee sacked for speeding, in a case where a vehicle tracker had recorded evidence of over 1000 occasions in a 6 month period when the speed limit had been exceeded. The Tribunal found that the dismissal was procedurally and substantively unfair and in breach of contract (wrongful dismissal), and awarded compensation of Continue reading

Defending claims of unfair dismissal and discrimination

Paul acted for an Employment Agency providing staff for local authority placements in a claim involving Transfer of Undertakings and unfair dismissal and allegations of sex, race and disability discrimination by employees of the Agency and the Local Authority; a number of the matters were dismissed at a preliminary stage, thereby reducing the anticipated hearing Continue reading

Acting for a firm of solicitors in a dispute over a takeover

Paul was instructed by the employer in claims brought by several solicitors following the takeover of a solicitors’ firm by another firm. The matter involved determination of individuals’ rights under the Transfer of Undertakings Regulations and claims for redundancy payments, unlawful deductions from wages and unfair and/or constructive dismissal. Detailed negotiations took place and tactical/economic Continue reading