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Case law: Ruling clarifies when employers must pay employees for extra work performed out of hours

Employers should check their employees do not have to put in unpaid extra time outside their contractual hours to do their job, otherwise they may be able to make a claim for unpaid wages, a recent ruling has clarified.

An employee who worked under a series of fixed hours contracts was promoted.… Read more

Posted on 2 May 2019 | 12:14 pm

Case law: Employer’s failure to offer employee an appeal following disciplinary hearing makes dismissal unfair

Employers should ensure that where a disciplinary hearing leads to a finding against an employee, an appeal is always offered – otherwise they risk a legal claim, a ruling has clarified.

A managing director employed by a financial services company brought two claims against his employer in the Employment Tribunal (ET).… Read more

Posted on 2 May 2019 | 12:14 pm

Case law: Employer’s failure to follow its disability policy made it more likely it would lose ‘reasonable adjustments’ claim

Employers considering reasonable adjustments for disabled workers should follow relevant recommendations in their disability policies, otherwise they will be more likely to be found to have failed to make reasonable adjustments, according to a recent ruling.

An employee’s disability was aggravated by stress.… Read more

Posted on 2 May 2019 | 12:13 pm