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Wood v Hertel

EAT judgment in Wood v Hertel: Holiday Pay, Part 2 The EAT (Langstaff J) has delivered its important judgment in Hertel, Amec v Wood and others, joined with the appeal... Read More

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Bugden v Bromley

Section 145B of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, introduced following the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in Wilson v United Kingdom, prohibits an... Read More

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Lock v British Gas – Commission and Annual Leave

What does “paid” mean for the purpose of “paid annual leave” in Article 7 of the Working Time Directive? The judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-539/12, Lock... Read More

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RMT v. UK

In RMT v. United Kingdom the European Court of Human Rights held that the ban on secondary action in the United Kingdom was a justified interference with the right to... Read More

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British Airways v. Starmer

An employer's decision not to allow a female employee to work 50 per cent of her full-time hours, but which permitted her to work 75 per cent of her full-time... Read More

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Robertson v. DEFRA

For equal pay proceedings to come within the EC Treaty (Nice) Art.141 the pay differences between workers of different sex performing equal work had to be "attributed to a single... Read More

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Lock v. British Gas

The Advocate General has delivered his opinion in Case C-539/12, Lock v. British Gas. The case is about the level of pay in respect of annual leave required under Article... Read More

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Allen and others v. TRW Systems Ltd

The Claimants had been employed by the Respondent at a factory producing engine valves. A redundancy policy was approved by the plant's Advisory Council in 1999. The employees received a... Read More

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UNITE the Union v. United Kingdom

Counsel for UNITE the Union: John Hendy QC leading Michael Ford     An application to the European Court of Human Rights has been made on the basis that UK... Read More

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British Airways plc v. Williams & Others (Supreme Court)

How much must a worker be paid while on holiday? The Supreme Court today clarified that issue in the long-running litigation in British Airways v Williams, ruling that pilots were... Read More

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Neil Salter v. Chief Constable of Dorset Police

The appellant police sergeant (S) appealed against a decision ((2011) EWHC 3366 (Admin)) dismissing his appeal to the Police Appeals Tribunal in relation to the sanction imposed by the respondent... Read More

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NHS Leeds v. Larner

The Court of Appeal has given judgment (on 25 July) in NHS Leeds v Larner, an important ruling on annual leave under the Working Time Regulations 1998.   The judgment... Read More

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Metroline Travel v. Unite

An interim injunction was granted against a union preventing its members, who were bus drivers, from engaging in industrial action in protest of the refusal of their employers to pay... Read More

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Mary Abdenshine & Ors v. Sunderland City Council

The appellants (X) appealed against a decision made in the course of their equal pay claim against the respondent local authority.   A number of equal pay claims had been... Read More

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Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Ltd v. Unite The Union

On 16 February, the High Court refused an application by Balfour Beatty Engineering Services to stop forthcoming industrial action. The successful party, Unite the Union, was represented by John Hendy... Read More

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Andrea Hosso v. European Credit Management Limited

The appellant employee (H) appealed against the Employment Appeal Tribunal's dismissal of her equal pay claim against the respondent employer (E). E operated a share option scheme for its employees.... Read More

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Gibb v. Maidstone & Tunbridge Well NHS Trust

Barristers: Oliver Segal acted for the Claimant/Appellant, Jane McNeill Q.C. and Michael Ford for the Defendant/Respondent   The facts.   Ms Gibb was the Chief Executive of the Respondent NHS... Read More

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British Airways Plc v. Williams & Others

The Supreme Court has today (24/03/2010) given judgment in the case of British Airways plc v. Williams and others and has made a reference to the European Court of Justice.... Read More

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Austin v. Chief Constable of Surrey Police

The claimant (W) applied for judicial review of a decision of a temporary assistant chief constable purporting to terminate his employment as a police officer pursuant to the Police Regulations... Read More

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British Airways Plc v. Williams & Others

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT OF APPEAL Handed down: 3 April 2009 The Court of Appeal has today handed down its judgment in the case of British Airways plc v. Ms... Read More

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Grundy v. British Airways plc

In an important judgment handed down today in the case of Mrs Grundy v British Airways plc, the Court of Appeal has given its ruling on the correct approach to... Read More

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Unison v. MP Allen & Ors (2007)

The appellant union (U) appealed against a decision on a preliminary issue by the employment tribunal that a number of its employees (X) had lodged their claims within time under... Read More

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Inland Revenue Commissioners v. Ainsworth & Ors

The appellant Inland Revenue appealed against a decision that employees absent from work for a substantial period of time as a result of ill health were nevertheless entitled to holiday... Read More

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Beckmann v. Dynamco Whicheloe

The ECJ held that the exclusion of pension liabilities from a transfer under the Acquired Rights Directive did not apply to an early retirement pension payable in the event of... Read More

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Chief Constable of Kent v Baskerville

Appeal by the Chief Constable of Kent Constabulary ('K') from the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal ('EAT') dated 14 April 2003 that the employment tribunal ('ET') had been correct... Read More

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Balfour Kilpatrick Ltd v Acheson & Ors

Appeal by the employer from a decision of an employment tribunal that the applicants had been dismissed contrary to s.100(1)(c) Employment Rights Act 1996. The respondent employees were employed by... Read More

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Duthie v Bath & NE Somerset Council

Appeal by the applicant ('D') from an employment tribunal's decision on 20 May 2002. D was employed by the respondent ('the council') and was appointed as a Health and Safety... Read More

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The Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry

Jonathan Clarke was Principal counsel for the RMT, John Hendy QC, Michael Ford and Rohan Pirani appeared on behalf of the bereaved and injured in both Parts I and II... Read More

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Southwark London Borough Council v. Whillier

Appeal by the council from a decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal ('EAT') dismissing its appeal from a decision of the Employment Tribunal ('ET') that the council's conduct in offering... Read More

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RMT sub nom AB v CD

The parties sought the court's opinion as to the validity of the election of a candidate ('T') to the Council of Executives of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and... Read More

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R (Stunt) v. Mallett

Police commissioner's appeal from a decision of Grigson J that the duties of the respondent police officer ('S') had included the duty to submit to the complaint procedure. S sought... Read More

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The Southall Rail Accident Inquiry Report

Jonathan Clarke was Counsel for the London Fire and Civil Defence Authority, John Hendy QC and Michael Ford were instructed on behalf of the bereaved and injured.... Read More

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Allen & Ors v AMCO

An applicants’ interlocutory appeal for discovery relating to the issues was allowed. An interlocutory appeal by employees against directions from the Leeds IndustrialTribunal concerning the hearing of a preliminary issue.... Read More

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Steel, Lush and others v. United Kingdom

The applicants' principal complaints were that their arrests and detention for breaches of the peace had not been "prescribed by law" as required by Art.5(1) of the Convention and had... Read More

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Wise & Anor v USDAW

Claim by union members for relief concerning decisions of the executive committee of the Council of the Union as follows:- (1) that the decision that a minimum threshold of 25... Read More

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NUM (Yorkshire Area) v Millward

Appeal by the National Union of Mineworkers from an order of the Certification Officer made on the complaint of a limited member that he had been denied a vote on... Read More

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Department of Transport & Ors v Williams & Ors

Appeal by protesters against motorway extension construction against injunctions restraining them from trespass and obstructing the contractors from their work where some protesters had made a peaceful protest but others... Read More
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