Zero Tolerance No Substitute for Individual Consideration

Zero Tolerance No Substitute for Individual Consideration Employers are fully entitled to take a very dim view of violence in the workplace – but, when considering what action to take, each case must be considered on its own facts. In one case, a worker who lost his job following an angry office incident succeeded in his unfair dismissal claim. The motor vehicle technician, who had worked for the same car dealership for 42 years, confronted an apprentice following a disagreement over a faulty printer. He admitted having grabbed the apprentice in the collar area, but denied that he had taken him by the throat. After he apologised, shook hands with…

Where Is a Company’s Centre of Main Interest? High Court Considers

Where Is a Company’s Centre of Main Interest? High Court Considers The location of a company’s registered office is not always an indication of where it has its centre of main interest (COMI). The issue can be of crucial importance to insolvency practitioners, as one High Court case revealed. The case concerned three companies that were registered in Jersey but each of which owned a shopping centre in England. A building society that had provided finance to the companies under a facility agreement purported to appoint administrators in respect of all three of them on the basis that they had failed to repay outstanding loans and owed more than £106…