Labour & European Law Review
01 March 2000
The long running Seymour-Smith case has now finally reached the end of the road.
TUPE continues to exercise the courts at home and in Europe.
The High Court has ruled in this case that Contracts of Employment are covered by the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977.
Draft regulations have been published, which will give part-timers some new rights, and will come into effect on 7 April 2000.
The startling headlines from last month, showing that on average a woman will earn £250,000 less than a man during her lifetime, underline the ever-present need for effective equal pay laws.
Disabled employees are often most at risk in redundancy situations.