Bateman and others v Asda Stores Ltd  IRLR 370 EAT
Reports relating to this case:
- 20 April 2010
This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers changes to terms and conditions.
Contracts of employment: Express variation provision allowed employer to impose new pay arrangements without consent
- 13 April 2010
In Bateman and others v Asda Stores Ltd EAT/0221/09, the EAT held that the employer was entitled to change its employees' pay arrangements without their consent because it had reserved a clear contractual right to make unilateral variations to their terms and conditions of employment.
- 2 March 2010
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employer can reserve the right to vary employees' contracts unilaterally. Although varying a contractual term without notice or consultation can amount to a breach of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence, it was not asserted that there had been such a breach in this case and the employer's unilateral variation of a pay regime was therefore valid.