Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts and others

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts and others Good morning and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week’s newsletter had features on the abolition of Tribunal Fees, the Taylor Review and the BBC Gender Paygap Data – a landmark month for employment law. This week’s case, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts [...]

Supreme Court Grants Equal Pension Rights

The Supreme Court has had a fine month. Not only has it declared ET fees unlawful it has also granted equal pension rights to same-sex spouse. In Walker v Innospec Ltd, Mr Walker, the Claimant, argued that, in the event of his death, Innospec, the Respondent, should pay his husband the same pension benefit as [...]

Supreme Court Rules ET Fees Unlawful – Government to repay £32m

The Magna Carta, one of Britain’s oldest pieces of constitutional legislation, states that, ‘To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice.’ In July 2013, as part of the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013, Tribunal Fees were introduced. The fees meant prospective Claimants would [...]

Chidzoy v British Broadcasting Corporation – Can a case be struck out if a witness being cross-examined discusses their evidence during an adjournment?

Welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we covered three cases whose issues included constructive dismissal, the national minimum wage and disability discrimination. This week, we have a rather rare case on strike-out applications. Earlier this year, we mentioned that Employment Tribunal decisions were now available online. We believe online judgments offer [...]

Focus Care Agency Ltd v Roberts & Frudd v The Partington Group & Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake – Are employees entitled to the national minimum wage whilst on call or sleeping at work?

Our second case is actually a cluster of three cases about the national minimum wage. Previous case law suggests that employees are entitled to the minimum wage for time when they are at the employer’s premises even if they aren’t working. Whilst the facts of each case are different the question in all three was: [...]