Voluntary overtime: to be calculated in holiday pay if it is regular and settled. Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust
The Court of Appeal (‘CA’) in the case of Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust has held that voluntary overtime is to be included in the calculation of holiday pay if that overtime is sufficiently regular and settled.
Can an award for injury to feelings in a discrimination case be reduced because of contributory negligence? First Greater Western Limited & Linley v Waiyego
The Employment Appeal Tribunal, (‘EAT’) in the case of First Greater Western Limited & Linley v Waiyego has confirmed that an award for injury to feelings in a discrimination case will rarely be reduced because of contributory negligence, and certainly not on the facts of this particular case.
Is it discrimatory to suspend a teacher who can only write by hand for a few minutes? Ahmed v The Cardinal Hume Academies
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) has held in the case of Ahmed v The Cardinal Hume Academics that it was reasonable for an employer to suspend an employee for his writing difficulty.
Under section 15(1) of the Equality Act 2010, “discrimination arising from disability” occurs where both:
There can often be confusion as to when fixed-term or temporary contracts can or should be used, and the differences between them. This article will hopefully provide clarity around this difficult area.
- Legal basis for providing a reference
There is no legal obligation to request a reference for a potential new employee. However, if an employer intends to make an offer of employment conditional upon receipt of a satisfactory reference, this should be made clear within the offer in order to be valid. Similarly, there is no legal obligation on an employer to provide a reference for an employee or ex-employee, unless there was a written agreement to do so or they are in a regulated industry such as financial services.
The Court of Appeal, in Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey, has considered for the first time whether refusal of employment as a result of a perception of a progressive condition causing potential future inability to carry out duties can constitute direct discrimination.
This month has seen the inaugural South West Acas Education Forum take place in Bristol, on the topic of disciplinary investigations.
Recent reforms suggest that the pace of regulation and protection of tenants is increasing.