is rewarding good attendance discriminatory?

In Land Registry -v- Houghton and others the question for the Employment Appeal Tribunal was whether a scheme designed to reward good attendance was discriminatory in respect of disabled employees. The Land Registry operated a discretionary bonus scheme which commenced in 2012. All eligible employees were entitled to £900. However, any employee who received a…

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dismissal following excessive mileage claims – how much investigation is required?

Rajendra Shrestha worked for Genesis Housing Association Limited as a floating support worker. His job required him to visit clients at their home addresses. In order to reclaim his expenses he was required to complete an online claim form, providing the reading from his car’s odometer (rounded up to the next mile) at the start…

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local authority spending and the spiralling cost of the agency carousel

In September last year I wrote about the problem of what have been described as “revolving door managers” in the NHS. Settlement payments have amounted to a shocking £1.6 billion, often paid to employees who were re-employed in virtually the same or similar jobs with weeks or months. Faced with a problem on such a…

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big payouts

In November 2014 I warned that employers should get ready for backdated holiday claims, particularly from those who are now entitled to include average overtime when calculating the rate payable. The Government’s response was to attempt to limit the effect on employers by introducing the Deductions from Wages (Limitation) Regulations 2014. The Regulations are intended…

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