In a relatively rare consideration by the Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") of a dismissal for social media related reasons, it has overturned the decision of the tribunal that an employee's dismissal was unfair.
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Private client lawyers throughout Scotland breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday as the news came from the Court of Session that Sheriff Baird's decision on powers of attorney has been overturned.
The last month has been a real whirlwind with lots of ups and downs. Starting with the ups, I had my last race of the year in the Jedburgh 10k and even with the hurricane winds I managed to set a new PB and Scottish record (26 minutes and 33 seconds) which I was really pleased about – especially as I beat my previous best time by 66 seconds.
It's the most wonderful time of the year (as Andy Williams would have it) and employers the length and breath of the country are preparing for the institution that is the office Christmas party.
Are the “essential requirements for fairness” in sports dispute hearings appropriate to ensure that justice is done?
In the case of Dirk de Ridder v ISAF, CAS 2014/A/3630, the Court of Arbitration for Sport set out what it termed “essential requirements of fairness” to ensure, in the sporting context, that justice was done and seen to be done. The requirements need to be carefully considered, given that CAS can have influence over many sports in a number of different ways, either as an appellate jurisdiction or further to arbitration.