Labour & European Law Review
16 May 2018
The government’s Director of Labour Market Enforcement has published a report calling for a state agency to enforce holiday pay (…).
Paragraphs 6 and 7 of Schedule 1 of the Equality Act 2010 state that certain medical conditions, such as cancer, HIV and multiple sclerosis constitute “deemed disabilities”. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held in Lofty v Hamis t/a First Café that, as the Equality Act does not distinguish between invasive and non-invasive cancerous conditions, it includes pre-cancerous conditions even if they do not develop into cancer. Thompsons was instructed by Unite the Union to represent its member. (…).
Under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR), workers are entitled to rest breaks of 20 minutes if they have worked more than six hours. In Santos Gomes v Higher Level Care Ltd, the Court of Appeal held that if an employer fails to provide the proper rest breaks, the worker is only entitled to compensation for the time they have lost calculated on their rate of pay and not to compensation for injury to feelings (…).