Labour & European Law Review
15 December 2011
According to figures published last week by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), full-time workers in the UK have one of the longest working weeks in Europe.
If an employer gives one reason in a letter confirming dismissal, what happens if they give a different reason when submitting their defence to a Tribunal claim? The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) said in Screene v Seatwave Ltd that the dismissal can be fair if the change in the reason is simply mislabelling.
NHS pay protection Regulations entitle clinical staff to have their pay protected when they undergo approved training, but they do not specify what should happen to the pay of part-timers. In Barts and the London NHS Trust v Verma, the Court of Appeal said that part-timers are only entitled to the pay rate that they earned in their previous role.