LRD Booklets November 2004

Case law at work - 1st edition

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Introduction (607 words)

There are over 70 pieces of employment legislation that govern our rights at work, from contractual rights such as a right to be paid ...

1. The employment law system (3988 words)

Mr Childs complained to the Vehicle Inspectorate about alleged illegal practices by his employer and was dismissed. Childs had been told by various agencies ...

2. Categories of worker (2805 words)

JNJ Bricklaying employed bricklayers and labourers through two gangs. The company supervised their work, controlled their rates of pay, deducted tax and provided most ...

3. Starting work and the employment contract (4868 words)

Mr Lanksford, a van driver, started work as an employee with a contract of employment. Following a TUPE transfer, Lanksford's new employers decided that ...

4. Pay and conditions (2421 words)

See also claims in chapter 1 - Definition of a worker ...

5. Union and collective organisation (1727 words)

Entertainment union BECTU claimed recognition rights on behalf of freelance camera operators. The BBC argued that they were "professionals" and therefore not "a group ...

6. Discrimination (11711 words)

The House of Lords considered six cases together: In each case the issue was whether discrimination law covered something that happened after the contract ...

7. Sick pay and sickness absence (860 words)

Stuart Timmons was not paid his statutory sick pay (SSP). He pursued the claim for non-payment through the employment tribunals. ...

8. Leave for working parents (344 words)

For decisions relating to maternity leave and sex discrimination, see chapter 6 - Pregnancy and maternity leave. ...

9. Industrial action (925 words)

The communication workers' union, the CWU, organised an industrial action ballot following BT's decision to introduce a productivity scheme for certain workers, but on ...

10. Dismissal (7815 words)

See also chapter 1 - Time limits and presentation of claims and Jurisdiction of tribunals ...

11. Redundancy (2944 words)

Following an internal reorganisation Ian Old was promoted to project manager. However, soon after his promotion his employers decided to remove that post. Without ...

12. Business transfers and contracting out (3164 words)

Mr Abler worked for a contractor which had a contract to run a hospital catering service. The hospital was dissatisfied with the service provided ...

Index of cases (1930 words)

A v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2004] IRLR 573 73 ...