All items: General fairness of dismissal

  • Can an employee be disciplined for refusing to work overtime?

    Date:
    7 November 2016

    An employee's contract states that she must work extra hours if needed. The employer asks everyone to work some Saturdays in the run up to Christmas. The employee flatly refuses. Should she be disciplined? That was the dilemma in Edwards v Bramble Foods Ltd.

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Editor's choice: HR and legal information and guidance relating to the general fairness of a dismissal.