The House of Lords has today delivered its decision in the case of Stringer -v- HMRC which concerns whether or not an employee accrues holiday entitlement while off sick. The Court of Appeal had held that employees on sick leave did not accrue holiday entitlement while they were off sick but this decision has been…Details
I went to university at York and one of my favourite pubs (of many!) was the Brown Cow, not least for its finely kept Samuel Smith’s beers! The pub has made the news recently because the landlord, Paul Brown, has been sacked for gross misconduct and evicted for smoking in the pub. Not that remarkable…Details
Ex-employees with over 150 years service between them have stated that the Club, who are said to be in increasing financial difficulty, have given them no valid reason for their dismissals along with inadequate ‘pay off’ packages. It is thought that some of the ex-employees are preparing unfair dismissal claims against Liverpool FC which could…Details
ACAS has written to service users (including CLB Employment Solutions) to notify a staff shortage in the face of a significant increase in employment tribunal claims. In February 2009 ACAS experienced a 30% increase in cases by comparison with February 2008, leading to arrangements to recruit and train over 100 extra conciliators. However, while recruitment…Details
The EAT has allowed a claim to proceed even though it appeared to be out of time notwithstanding that the claimant did not provide evidence in person. The case is Accurist Watches -v- Wadher and this is the summary of the decision taken from the judgment: “Claim for age discrimination presented five weeks out of…Details
In the case of Premier Groundworks v Jozsa the question was whether a contract to provide groundwork services for a building contractor entitled the claimant to receive the basic statutory minimum paid leave under the Working Time Regulations. Under the Working Time Regulations, a “worker” is entitled to the basic statutory minimum paid leave. “Workers”…Details
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