Labour & European Law Review
02 July 1997
An employee whose contract is ended before starting work can bring a claim for breach of contract the Employment Appeal tribunal has ruled.
A case for a chief executive whose annual salary was £490,000 may appear to have little relevance for trade union members - but the principles applied to calculate compensation can be put to wider use.
It is a sad fact that many women suffer from ill health following child birth.
A new European directive on part-time working has been approved by the European Social Partners (the European TUC and the European equivalent of the CBI) under the procedure allowed for by the Social chapter.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has dealt a blow to the growing culture of using fixed term contracts to deprive employees of unfair dismissal rights, but the news on redundancy payments is not so good.