Labour & European Law Review
07 June 2012
The results of a study published last week in the journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine has added to the growing body of evidence that night shift work is associated with breast cancer.
The law says that Tribunals have the power to make costs orders against either party to a claim, in certain circumstances. In Doyle v North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) said that the Tribunal should have considered Ms Doyle’s ability to pay before making an order against her for the whole of the Trust’s costs.
To bring a claim of unfair dismissal, claimants have to show that they are employees (in other words, that they have a contract of employment). In Quashie v Stringfellows Restaurants Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) said that lapdancers can be employees even if their earnings come from customers.