LRD Booklets January 2009

Case law at work - 5th edition

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Introduction (594 words)

There is a very considerable amount of employment legislation governing the workplace, from the right to be paid a minimum wage, to laws protecting ...
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1. The employment law system (8,108 words)

In a case where there was ambiguity over the date of termination of employment, and the claimant genuinely and reasonably believed this date to be ...
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2. Categories of worker (1,794 words)

Mr Szilagyi was given work as a plasterer. He was provided with a van and tools and signed a “partnership agreement” that identified him as an ...
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3. The employment contract (4,343 words)

Professor Henrietta Dombey brought an equal pay claim in relation to pension contributions for part of her employment during the 1970s, when she had ...
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4. Pay and conditions (1,445 words)

Airline pilots’ pay must include allowances as well as their basic pay ...
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5. Discrimination (11,917 words)

An employee was not discriminated against after making a claim of racial harassment, as the employer would have treated anyone else who had made such ...
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6. Working parents and carers (204 words)

Street lighting engineer Mr Cortest told his employer that he needed to take a month off work to care for his three children. His employer said if he ...
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7. Dismissal (7,708 words)

Dr Kuzel was employed by Roche as head of regulatory affairs. She was dismissed in 2005, allegedly because of the breakdown of relations with a ...
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8. Redundancy (3,269 words)

Protective awards made after a company’s liquidation can nevertheless be provable in the liquidation if they arise from a failure to consult on ...
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9. Business transfers and contracting out (3,917 words)

An employee who was not assigned to the particular part of the business that transferred at the date of the transfer did not transfer under TUPE ...
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