Labour & European Law Review
08 March 2012
The government claims to have generated -£16.44 million savings to business in the first year of its “one-in, on-out” policy designed to cut red tape.
Its report “One-in, One-out: Third Statement of New Regulation”, also maintains that Employment Tribunal reforms will deliver benefits to employers of over £40 million a year.
Employees can be denied a statutory redundancy payment if they unreasonably refuse an offer of suitable, alternative employment. In Readman v Devon Primary Care Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) said that the Tribunal should have asked whether it was unreasonable for Mrs Readman to refuse the offer, not whether a reasonable employee would have done so.
Article 7(1) of the Working Time Directive gives workers the right to at least four weeks’ paid annual leave. In Dominguez v Centre Informatique du Centre Ouest Atlantique (CICQA), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) said that anyone who works for a government (or a government body) can rely on it directly and bypass domestic law.