Unfair dismissal: UK rights for employees abroad

The Supreme Court has ruled that teachers employed by a UK government department and working abroad in European Schools had a sufficiently close connection with Britain and British employment law to enable them to bring UK unfair dismissal claims.  It was relevant that the contract of employment was governed by English law.  The ruling illustrates … Read more

Unfair dismissal and discrimination: UK rights for employees abroad

Employers should not simply assume that staff working abroad will have no UK employment law rights, particularly where the rights derive from EU law and the employment contract is governed by English law. The Court of Appeal has agreed with an EAT ruling that the wives of MoD personnel working in NATO headquarters in Belgium … Read more