Labour & European Law Review
12 October 2016
Following the prime minister’s announcement that she wants workers to be represented on company boards, a TUC report says the change could be law within a year.
Tribunals can only hear a claim if the complainant can show a “sufficiently close connection” with Great Britain and British employment law. In Jeffery v The British Council, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an expatriate employee whose salary was subject to UK tax and who was entitled to a civil service pension could satisfy the rule.
Where a worker is disabled and put at a substantial disadvantage by a provision, criterion or practice (PCP) in comparison to those who do not have a disability, the employer is under a duty to make a reasonable adjustment. In G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Ltd v Powell, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that “pay protection” may be a reasonable adjustment as part of a package of measures to keep an employee in work or to get them back into work.