Labour & European Law Review
01 November 2006
The Government's Office for Disability Issues (ODI) has published its first report, setting out the action that it has taken since it was set up in December 2005.
Trade union officers always want as much evidence as possible when defending members in disciplinary hearings. But can they rely on tape recordings?
The only time limit provided by statute for claims relating to unlawful deductions from wages relates to straightforward deductions, and states that time runs from the date that the deduction was made.
The framework agreement annexed to the Fixed Term Work directive says that EC member states have to introduce a number of different measures.
Although employers may think they have the automatic right to spy on their employees, either by physical search or via the Internet, the reality is that they need to approach the whole issue with caution.
Section 123 of the Employment Rights Act (ERA)1996 states that the amount of a compensatory award should be what the tribunal considers to be “just and equitable in all the circumstances”.
However, in Langley and anor -v- Burso (IDS 812), the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) said that an employee on sick leave during the notice period was not entitled to full compensation although it might be good practice for employers to make a full payment in lieu of notice.
In 1990, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided in Barber -v- Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Group that it was unlawful for pension schemes to have different ages at which the pensions of men and women became payable.
Regulations 10 and 11 of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) set out workers’ rights to minimum daily and weekly rest periods.