In the case of Cleeve Link Limited v Bryla the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) considered whether or not a repayment clause in a contract of employment was a penalty clause.
In Whittlestone v BJP Home Support Limited the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has considered whether or not an employee who is required to “sleep over” at a location due to their work is entitled to be paid the National Minimum Wage.
This year BIS have sponsored research to find out whether or not Employment Tribunal awards are being paid, reasons for non payment and the effect of enforcement action. The results were published earlier this month.
Pundit Describes Ruling In Relation To Channel 4 Case As ‘Historic Setback’
Crystal Palace FC has won a legal case at the Court of Appeal in relation to the dismissal of a number of employees in May 2010 when the club was in administration.
The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has recently ruled that an Employer can lawfully make different rates of contributions to a defined contribution occupational pension scheme by reference to the age of the Employee in question, and successfully defend a claim of age discrimination.
On 18 October the Government published a report giving the quarterly (provisional) statistics for Employment Tribunal (“ET”) claims, covering the period July to September 2013.
The Employment Appeals Tribunal (“EAT”) has recently confirmed the appropriate test in a case of constructive unfair dismissal.
In the recent case of Neal v Freightliner Ltd, an Employment Tribunal (“ET”) has suggested that overtime ought to be included for the purposes of calculating holiday pay, even where it has been worked voluntarily.
In Thomson Ecology Ltd v APEM Ltd, the High Court considered an application for summary judgment against a senior employee who poached a team of employees from his employer to a competitor. (“Summary judgment” is sought by a claimant where it considers the defendant has little prospects of successfully defending the claim).