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|22 Nov 2011||EU law does not require unlimited accumulation of annual leave accrued during sick leave||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||In KHS AG v Schulte the ECJ has held that Article 7(1) of the EU Working Time Directive (No.2003/88) does not require unlimited accumulation of annual leave by a worker on sick leave for several years...|
|16 Nov 2011||Court of Session rules on ‘common terms and conditions’ test in Equal Pay Act||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||In City of Edinburgh Council v Wilkinson and ors the Court of Session has held that female claimants employed at schools could compare themselves with men working for the Council at different location...|
|11 Nov 2011||Prime Minister confirms consultation on ‘protected conversations’||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||In a speech setting out measures intended to promote economic growth, the Prime Minister has indicated that the Government will consult on the introduction of ‘protected conversations’.|
|11 Nov 2011||Survey reveals important role of lay members in employment tribunals and the EAT||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||Given the Government's Resolving Workplace Disputes consultation, which includes a number of proposals affecting the role of lay members, the publication of research which examines the contribution of...|
|9 Nov 2011||High Court holds church can be vicariously liable for priest's torts||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||In JGE v English Province of Our Lady of Charity the High Court has held that the Catholic church could be vicariously liable for the actions of a priest, even though the relationship between them was...|
|8 Nov 2011||No remedy available in part-timer equal pay pension case||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||The Court of Appeal in Copple and ors v Littlewoods plc and anor has held that women working part-time who were excluded from an occupational pension scheme, in breach of the Equal Pay Act 1970, were ...|
|7 Nov 2011||EAT: employee on sick leave must request holiday to be paid for it||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||In Fraser v Southwest London St George’s Mental Health Trust the EAT has held that an employee on long-term sick leave must request annual leave in accordance with Reg 15 of the Working Time Regulatio...|
|3 Nov 2011||Dismissal not unfair for inconsistent treatment when inconsistency had been explained||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||
In General Mills (Berwick) Ltd v Glowacki the EAT has overturned a tribunal's decision that dismissal for breach of health and safety procedures was unfair because the employer had treated an earli...
|3 Nov 2011||New tribunal statistics suggest flexible working is not a burden on employers||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has made a Freedom of Information request for information on the number of employment tribunal claims relating to the right to request flexi...|
|2 Nov 2011||Revised public sector pensions reforms announced||News form the IDS Employment Law Team||At Prime Minister’s Questions on 2 November, David Cameron outlined revised proposals for the reform of public sector pensions. The Government claims that the ‘fair’ proposals would see low and middle...|